What Does A 360 Degree Sunset Look Like?

What Does A 360 Degree Sunset Look Like?
August 20, 2017

One on the phenomena associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse is a 360-degree sunset.


For approximately two minutes before totality — that’s when the moon completely covers the sun — viewers will be able to see that looks like a sunset in every direction around the horizon. The orange, glowing effect happens because the sun is still shining outside the path of totality.


The Weather Channel has created a simulation of a 360-degree sunset using augmented and mixed reality segments to explain the process of what has been described as an “otherworldly” sky. It is a step-by-step video of what to expect, when you need to wear your eclipse glasses and when it’s safe to take off the glasses.

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