How to watch the eclipse in virtual reality

Updated 12:19 PM ET, Sun August 20, 2017

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On Monday, August 21 at 1PM ET, CNN presents 'The Eclipse of the Century.'
Live and in virtual reality, our show will transport you across the country for the best eclipse moments.
Here's how you can make sure not to miss it...


On your laptop or desktop computer at, you can look around the scene using your mouse . Once the livestream starts, click and drag the screen to take it all in. Make sure you're using Chrome or Firefox.


Be proactive -- download the CNN app now. It's the best way to watch the eclipse on the go.
On Monday at 1PM ET just open the CNN app and you'll be able to watch live. All you have to do: tilt your phone to see all around you. It's called 'magic window' mode - and yes, it's pretty magical.


Headsets are hands-down the most immersive way to experience the total eclipse from afar. If you have a Samsung Gear VR headset visit the Samsung VR app to watch live. Just look left or right to explore the 360 world around you. Believe us, you need to try this.


Like it, share it, stream it -- our live show will be available on CNN's Facebook page too.
However you decide to watch, we look forward to joining you for this rare and exciting solar eclipse. Remember, it's been 99 years since a solar eclipse crossed the entire US. You don't want to miss this one.