The first (of two) solar eclipses of 2009 begins late tonight, and will be visible over the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia. So, even if you are not floating on a boat in the middle of the ocean early in the morning, you can still watch the eclipse live thanks to an array of telescopes being made available through the South Africa National Node of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 program.

The viewing will be available begining around 12 midnight (CST) (the annular path begins in the South Atlantic at 06:06 UT), so take a brief nap this evening and stay up late to watch the beautiful sight!

“Moon Shadow” from International Year of Astronomy 2009 Webcam Viewing Portal :: [ VISIT ]

NASA’s 2009 Eclipse Information :: [ VISIT ]

 

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