A week from today, the sun will disappear for a short period across America in a historic total solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 40 years.

While only a fraction of the country will be able to witness the total eclipse in-person, CNN and Volvo have partnered to document the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1 p.m. ET on August 21, 2017 — the day of the event.

The livestream will be enhanced by real-time graphics, close-up views of the sun, and experts from the science community joining along the way to explain the significance of this phenomenon.

Hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, will capture seven ‘total eclipse’ moments that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina, while other CNN correspondents will also report live from locations across the path of the solar eclipse.

Tune in the event on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET, and for more information, visit CNN.com/eclipse.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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