Total solar eclipse most viewed web-event on NASA website

28 August 2017, 06:51 PM
August 21 solar eclipse most viewed on NASA website. (Source: NASA)
August 21 solar eclipse most viewed on NASA website. (Source: NASA)

August 21 total solar eclipse attracted more traffic to NASA websites than any other event on record, according to data revealed by the US space agency.

NASA official wrote, “We topped our previous web traffic record about seven times more with 90 million page views on nasa.gov and eclispse2017.nasa.gov.”

THe NASA further added this was one of the biggest internet events in recent history and the biggest online event ever measured by NASA.

NASA said, “More than 40 million views of our live broadcast on nasa.gov and multiple social platforms.”

The US space agency added that their pages had 27 million unique views on Facebook before and after eclipse and 12.1 million unique page views were recorded on nasa.gov’s eclipse live page during event paeaking at two and three million simultaneous views.

The NASA scientists are also studying the data gathered from spacecraft, aircraft, ground observations and scientific balloons to learn more about the moon and sun.

First Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 06:42 PM
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