Total Solar Eclipse Live-Streamed From Australia


Natalia Alamdari, Editor-in-Chief

Australians will be able to witness a total solar eclipse today, Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. CST. The eclipse will be streamed worldwide by the SLOOH SpaceCamera from Cairns, allowing schools to view the event live.

The live-stream will feature a three-person broadcast team of astronomy experts. The eclipse can be accessed via mobile device or PC, with the capability to submit questions to the Slooh team.

A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun, with no light edging the moon over the course of three hours. The event only happens once every 375 years in any given region of Earth. The next total solar eclipse is predicted for 2017. It is set to pass over North America, making it the first total eclipse over the United States since 1991.