Live Video: NASA Keeps An Eye On The Solar EclipseNASA was on eclipse watch as the moon blocked the sun in a celestial coincidence Monday. A segment of the country from Oregon to South Carolina was in the so-called path of totality.
As the solar eclipse made its way from the West Coast to the East Coast, NASA shared its expertise live.
The space agency also had a pair of research planes flying with the eclipse. Anyone on land will experience, at best, about 2 1/2 minutes of total darkness, but the scientists on the planes will have more than 7 minutes.