Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/09/eclipse_live/

Annular solar eclipse LIVE!

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas and the moon's in the way

By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Science, 9th May 2013 21:50 GMT

PICS 'N' VID Today, folks living in remote parts of Australia's north and some Pacific islands will experience an annular eclipse, the type of eclipse just one grade below a total eclipse.

That means the sun will just remain visible as the moon passes between it and Earth.

The result will be a view of a “ring of fire” as Sol's hellish miasma of incandescent plasma pokes out ever so slightly past the moon's edge as visible down here on earth.

Here's the Space.com feed of the event.


Live broadcast by Ustream

Space.com's feed is a bit temperamental, cutting in and out, as is the Ustream source – they also intentionally cut out occasionally to readjust their camera. If that feed drives you crazy, you might try this one from the SLOOH Space Camera:

As the event passes Vulture South's Sydney, Australia, home, we'll also try to post some live photos as we're expecting 27 per cent eclipse here, which should liven up the train ride to work a little.

Pretty pictures

Plenty of pictures are emerging of the eclipse.

Here's one taken by Sydney's observatory at peak eclipse in the city.

Here's how the eclipse looked from Sydney's Manly beach:

This one's pretty, too:

Here's the view from Singapore.

Here's a look from the Big Island of Hawaii.

To finish, here's a view posted by @INFORMADORCHILE. We're not sure of the source, but it sure is a pretty one.

Lastly, if you're after more information on the Sun, the video below is as good a source as any! ®

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