SUN to GO OUT COMPLETELY: Here's how to watch online
Join the Dark Dawn Down Under party
Vidstreams At around 19:45 GMT on November 13th, the northern Australian city of Cairns will begin to experience a total solar eclipse, and we here at the Register's Australian bureau have chosen a couple of methods whereby our round-the-globe-round-the-clock readership can join in the excitement and watch the sun go out online.
Complete darkness will hit the city at 20:38 GMT, before the path of the eclipse passes over the Pacific Ocean.
Eclipse-watchers have flown in from around the world for the event, which has also become the centre of a cultural festival in Cairns.
The video below, if all goes well, will bring you a live feed of the eclipse.
This feed also looks to have live eclipse action.
Below is Cairns' 'official' eclipse video, which now looks less likely to carry a live feed.
If all of the above don't work, let's hope this next one does, even though it is a small and low-res webcam.
2012's next eclipse is a penumbral eclipse, in which the moon will be partially shaded by the earth. ®
"At around 18:45 GMT on November 13th..."
... it will be pitch dark in the UK too.
Worth travelling to see.
In 1999 I drove across Europe to see one, in 2006, I flew to Turkey to see another.
Both occasions were well worth the journey
Those of you down under - enjoy!
We once had a one in a billion year total Eclipse over Melbourne Australia
The full, total, absolute, TOTAL ECLIPSE - a once in a billion year event, aligned perfectly to the millimeter, over the exact center of our house, in Melbourne Australia - about 35 years ago....
Of course, rather than get all excited and get the gear and go stand in the middle of the park, with a welding mask on and or a pin hole camera etc., rampant dumb fuck arsehole father, decided that going to visit his idiot inlaws that day, half way across the state.... was a much better idea.
Just to think that was only 300K away from the total eclipse - and it just ruined everything.
35 years later, he is still an arsehole.