Twitter has been working hard to make a name for itself in the online streaming space. It has hosted streams for everything from presidential debates to red carpets at Hollywood award shows. The company has now teamed up with The Weather Channel to allow its users to chase the 2017 solar eclipse live. There’s going to be a live stream on Twitter which will enable viewers to watch the eclipse.

Twitter isn’t the only company that will be streaming the eclipse online. CNN and NASA will both be offering their own streams. Twitter is taking a slightly different approach to the stream.

The live stream that it has set up in partnership with The Weather Channel is going to track the solar eclipse across the United States. Sun chasers from The Weather Channel will make stops at 10 locations across the country, including Stanley, Idaho; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; McMinnville, Oregon; and Nashville, Tennessee.

The live stream is going to incorporate drone footage, hyperlocal footage, live updates from watch groups, game shows, and even a Red Bull Cliff Diving showdown. Tweets will randomly be displayed throughout the stream.

Twitter users across the globe will be able to tune into this unique live stream of the 2017 solar eclipse starting 12:00 pm ET on August 21st. Those who want a more conventional viewing experience can catch CNN’s live stream of the eclipse online.

Filed in Web. Read more about live streaming, Twitter and _cold. Source: theweathercompany

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