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Eclipse of the Century

History has been made. But the eclipse lives on as a high quality 4K 360° or VR experience.

Embrace the Future

To make history, look to the future. In order to provide the most extraordinary view of the total solar eclipse, the all-new Volvo XC60 raced the sun across the country. Four eclipse enthusiasts were along for the ride, offering their own unique perspectives. When you relive the 360° experience, you have a futuristic front row seat to this historic event.

Driven by What’s Next

Eclipse enthusiasts at each location provided unique points of view on this momentous event.

Richard Wiese

Snake River Valley, ID
This Explorers Club President Emeritus on things beyond the realm of exploration.

Andy Weir

Beatrice, NE
The man behind The Martian on how technology propels us forward.

Cady Coleman

Blackwell, MO
A retired NASA astronaut on how the eclipse belongs to all of us.

Kara Cooney

Charleston, SC
An Egyptologist on connections between the ancient world and our own.

A Technological Revolution

Advanced 4K cameras provide the highest quality live stream of the eclipse, for 360° and VR viewing. 

World’s First Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer

We have designed and developed a custom eclipse viewer for the standard panoramic moonroof in the all-new 2018 XC60. The viewer is made with an ISO-certified 12312-2 material and features a magnetized frame to attach to the XC60’s roof. The size of the XC60’s panoramic moonroof allows viewing from all five seats in the vehicle. Select Volvo retailers in the eclipse’s path of totality in Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Missouri and South Carolina will be prioritized for the limited number of viewers. The development of the XC60 Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer gives those in the eclipse’s path a unique way to experience this historic event in both comfort and safety.

The All-New Volvo XC60

For the first time since it launched, Volvo has redesigned the best-selling XC60 from the ground up. It’s the innovative choice for those looking to embrace what comes next.


Explore the XC60


Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse.