You may be able to see the planets in the dark sky during the solar eclipse

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As if a total solar eclipse wasn’t enough of a draw for skygazers, there will be some other objects that may make an appearance when the sky goes dark.
Jupiter and Venus may be visible during totality.
If skies are clear, you should be able to spot Jupiter about 30 degrees to the upper left of the eclipsed sun.
Mars and Saturn will be to the right, lower than Venus, but they will be harder to spot.
Mercury and Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks will also be in the sky, but you’ll need binoculars or a telescope to see them.
Outside of totality, it’s unsafe to look directly at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device.
You can read more about eye safety during the solar eclipse here.
You can watch the live coverage on KSAT 12,, KSAT+, the KSAT Weather and News apps, and in this article.


There are a few more objects that might be visible when the sky turns dark, as if a total solar eclipse wasn’t enough to entice skywatchers.

During totality, Jupiter and Venus could be seen.

The quantity of cloud cover is, of course, the “BIG IF.”. Those planets won’t be visible if the cloud cover is too high.

Get a forecast for the eclipse here.

However, let’s have hope.

Jupiter should be visible about 30 degrees to the upper left of the eclipsed sun if the skies are clear. Venus will be positioned roughly 15 degrees to the sun’s lower right.

Though they will be more difficult to see, Mars and Saturn will be to the right and lower than Venus.

Along with them in the sky will be Mercury and Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, but to see them you’ll need a telescope or binoculars.

Directly staring at the sun through a telescope, binoculars, camera, or other optical device is dangerous when totality is not in effect.

Even with eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, according to the Texas Optometric Association, using those unfiltered devices is dangerous because the concentrated solar rays will harm the filter and get into your eyes, injuring you.

Here is more information about protecting your eyes during the solar eclipse.

With numerous livestreams from various locations throughout the region on the big day, KSAT, your official Eclipse Authority station, will have everything you need to enjoy the amazing event. At every location, KSAT reporters, anchors, and meteorologists will be present in full.

The live broadcast is available on KSAT . com, KSAT+, KSAT 12, the KSAT Weather and News apps, and this page.

between midday and two p.m. me. from these locations, you can select the viewing angle from which to view the eclipse.

A special feed that captures the whole eclipse.


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A watch party for elementary school on San Antonio’s Northwest Side.

The Point at La Cantera.

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