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Total Eclipse Visible At 12:30 p.m. PST

Eric Parra |
November 12, 2012 | 8:41 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

A solar eclipse (creative commons)
A solar eclipse (creative commons)
On Tuesday, Nov. 13th, there will be a total solar eclipse at 12:30 PST that will only be visible from land on the northern Australian coast overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. Although a small percentage of people will be able to witness the event in person, there will be a couple of live streams broadcasting to allow a much larger number of people to view this rare event.

According to National Geographic, this eclipse will be "one of the century's most remote solar eclipses." 

From LATimes:

“The ‘path of totality,’ or the part of the earth from where the eclipse can be seen, is 108 miles wide and will cover 9,000 miles over a three-hour period. But it will be almost entirely over the Pacific Ocean.”

The Slooh Space camera will be one place to check out the live streaming event as well as allowing viewers to ask questions and takes pictures to be uploaded on Pinterest.  It will go live an hour before the eclipse takes place.

The second stream will be courtesy of a joint collaboration between NASA and the Astronomical Assn. of Queensland (stationed near the location of the eclipse). 

NASA believes that this eclipse can provide valuable data to gather in the short amount of time that it will be visible, encouraging many people to set their alarms and smart phones in preparation for the event.



You can watch the eclipse from the Slooh Space Camera here live at 11:30am PST and from NASA here.


Reach Executive Producer Eric Parra here.



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