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View NOAA Satellite Imagery of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America 

Check back here on August 21 to see satellite views of the eclipse or follow NOAA Satellites as we cover the eclipse via Twitter and Facebook.

NOAA's GOES-16 satellite will have a clear view of the moon’s shadow as it travels diagonally across the United States, from the Pacific Northwest through South Carolina. We'll be sharing a variety of GOES-16 images and animations throughout the day, including:
  • The beginning of the eclipse on the West Coast
  • The path of the eclipse across the entire U.S.
  • The moon’s shadow as it passes beyond the U.S.
We'll also have images from the EPIC camera on board NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. Sitting one million miles from Earth, between our planet and the sun, DSCOVR will offer its own unique perspective on the eclipse!
So don’t worry if you're far from the eclipse path or it’s cloudy outside—we've reserved a spot for you right here!
Still want to see it in person? Find a great spot using our historical cloudiness map to determine your best chance of a clear view of this historic event -- and don’t forget to check your local weather forecast!


GOES-16 Gallery

A Note to the Weather Community about Using GOES-16 Data:

"NOAA's GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and undergoing testing. Users assume all risk related to their use of GOES-16 data and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. "