When Is The Best Time To See The Solar Eclipse

?

The best times for viewing the Great American Eclipse are in early morning, during the day and late afternoon. It is darkest at 2:36 a.m. ET on August 21st, when it will be close to totality (when the moon completely covers the sun). The eclipse starts at 9:17 a.m. EDT on Monday, with about 70 percent coverage of the sun’s disk blocked by the moon before 11:48 a.m., only 12 minutes after sunrise in central Ohio! When it ends at 4 p.m., you can expect to see up to 99 percent of the sun covered by the moon as darkness falls across America!

What if I want to watch online?