Total solar eclipse becomes one of the biggest internet events in recent history

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Aug 26 2017 15:15

According to the data revealed by the United States Space Agency, the total solar eclipse of August 21 attracted more traffic to NASA websites than any other event on record.

“With more than 90 million page views on nasa.gov and eclipse2017.nasa.gov, we topped our previous web traffic record about seven times over,” NASA officials wrote.

It was one of the biggest internet events in recent history and by far the biggest online event NASA has ever measured.

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

There have been nearly 27 million unique views on Facebook before and after the eclipse, and 12.1 million unique views were recorded on NASA.gov’s Eclipse Live page during the event, culminating at between two and three million coeval views.

In addition to the main television broadcast, there were nearly 12 million unique viewers across other video feeds from telescopes and events.