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Watch Today's Total Solar Eclipse LIVE

March 8, 2016 | by Tom Hale

Photo credit: An artist's impression of a total solar eclipse. K13 ART/Shutterstock.

As you might have heard already, a total solar eclipse will be hanging above the sky in parts of the world later today. However, if you’re not fortunate enough to watch it in person over East Asia, Southeast Asia, or Australia, you’ll be able to catch the solar eclipse in a live stream from the Slooh Observatory.

The show will broadcast multiple feeds straight from Indonesia, where the total solar eclipse will be most visible starting on March 8 at 6.00 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT, 6 a.m. tomorrow morning local time). Along with these multiple feeds, astronomer Paul Cox will present the live stream with a host of astrophysicists and other astronomers.

Viewers can ask questions and interact with the panel during the broadcast by using the Twitter hashtag #SloohEclipse. With the hashtag #ShadeUp, Slooh are also encouraging stargazers to get a picture of themselves with their eclipse-viewing shades in order to help promote awareness of the celestial event.

Slooh will also be using their new StarShare feature camera, which will allow the audience to move the camera and take their own photos during the eclipse. Slooh have said they would like their followers to share the photos they take on Facebook and Twitter at 7.37 PM EST. Why then? As they say on their website, this is “when the Moon will completely block out the Sun and enshroud the coverage area in darkness, a celestial moment worthy of a globally synchronous celebration of humanity’s common cause under a shared sky.”

Check out the live stream below.

 

 

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