Solar Eclipse Channel: How to Watch the Eclipse on TV Today


North America will get a beautiful view of the solar eclipse today and that view will be broadcast on multiple television stations live as the eclipse is happening. If you can’t watch the eclipse in person, watching live TV coverage may be your next best option.

Here are all the channels that are broadcasting the solar eclipse today, the times the broadcasts will begin, and how to watch them. To find what channel the station you’re interested in is on, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel the broadcast station of your interest is on in your region.

ABC NEWS: ABC is broadcasting “The Great American Eclipse” special from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern, led by World News Tonight anchor David Muir. The coverage will also be pushed through social media and online channels.

CBS NEWS: CBS may have the earliest start with its eclipse coverage, beginning with coverage during CBS This Morning from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern. Next, CBS Special Report will cover the eclipse from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern, and CBS Evening News will report on the event from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern. Live streaming services will also report on the eclipse all day.

CNN: All day, CNN correspondents will cover the eclipse along the path of totality. CNN will also have a VR experience at

FOX NEWS: Fox is broadcasting the solar eclipse from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern, periodically breaking into scheduled programming with updates and views. They have journalists around the country set up to report on the eclipse.

NBC NEWS: NBC’s Al Roker will begin the coverage live from the USS Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina, which is the path of totality. He’ll cover the eclipse during “Today.” Lester Holt will anchor on NBC News Special Report from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern in New York.

PBS NOVA DOCUMENTARY: PBS won’t be broadcasting live on TV, although it will host a Facebook Live event at 12 p.m. Eastern. An hour-long documentary will air at 9 p.m. Eastern called Eclipse Over America.

THE SCIENCE CHANNEL: A one-hour special will air on The Science Channel at 9 p.m. Eastern, in addition to the live coverage all day on the TV station. The coverage is called “Great American Eclipse Live” and begins at 11 a.m. Eastern.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Tune in to The Weather Channel for all day coverage beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern, including coverage from seven locations in the path of totality.