There will be a total solar eclipse tomorrow, and some lucky people will actually be able to view it live. For those who are not lucky enough to be able to view this rare celestial event in person, there will be plenty of ways to watch it online.
The solar eclipse will happen around 3:35 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 13. Of course, those who can view it live in Australia, it will actually be about 6:35 a.m. local time on Wednesday, November 14. It should be beautiful because the eclipse will coincide with the sunrise. If you are viewing it in person, be sure to wear No. 14 welder's glass or a special eclipse filter to protect your eyes.
The Slooh Space Camera is one group that plans to broadcast a live stream video feed as the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun blocking out the sun's light with its shadow. Slooh president Patrick Paolucci said, "We are ecstatic to have a world-class team on-site in Cairns bringing the power and beauty of this spectacular event live to our worldwide audience. We are ramped up and ready to go to handle millions of viewers."
You can check out their live video feed from Cairns, Queensland, Australia starting around 2:30 p.m. EST tomorrow afternoon. Most of the total solar eclipse path is over the South Pacific Ocean, so it will be difficult for people to see until it makes landfall over Australia.
If you miss this event tomorrow, the next total eclipse of the sun will happen in March 2015 over the North Atlantic. Even if you are not in the path, it will be a fantastic even to view online. Will you make time in your schedule to watch as the moon eclipses the sun?
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