Don't Miss 2012's Only Total Solar Eclipse

Nov 13, 2012
Outside Magazine

Solar_eclipse_1999_4_NRA total eclipse in 1999. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The first total solar eclipse since July 2010 will begin around 3:35 p.m. ET today and last for about two minutes. If you miss it, you won't be able to experience another until March 2015. According to tourism officials, more than 50,000 people in Queensland, Australia, are expected to watch the event unfold. (It'll only be visible from small slivers of the island continent's Northern Territory, Queensland, and empty stretches of the Pacific Ocean.) But many, many more can watch from their offices and homes around the world thanks to a number of organizations that will be streaming the eclipse live online. The feed below, provided by Cairns Eclipse 2012 on USTREAM, will begin around 2 p.m. ET.

—Nicholas Jackson

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