Watch Live: Total Solar Eclipse from Australia

by Nancy Atkinson on November 13, 2012

Watch live, even if you can’t be in northern Australia to see the total solar eclipse. The above feed is from the Slooh Space Camera team, live from Cairns, Australia – the only land site in the world to view totality. Slooh has a three-person crew at Cairns, including photographer Anjali Bermain, Astronomy Magazine’s Bob Berman, author of “The Sun’s Heartbeat”, and experienced astro-imager Matt Francis of the Prescott Observatory. Dr. Lucie Green, solar researcher at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, will join the broadcast along with Slooh’s President, Patrick Paolucci, and Slooh’s Public Outreach Coordinator, Paul Cox.

Below are some other live feeds. Keep in mind, different locations might have different views and cloud cover.

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Cairns Eclipse Broadcast from over Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Panasonic channel: Broadcast from Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Panasonic’s project, described as, “Filming the sun, using the sun” aims to capture and broadcast to the world a solar eclipse using only the power of sunlight. They’re using Panasonic’s high efficiency solar power-generating system, “HIT” to generate power with a portable battery back for power storage. They’ll then be able to broadcast the eclipse images captured on a Lumix GH2.

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2nd Panasonic channel: Broadcast from Fitzroy Island

The University of North Dakota also has a live feed, and you can view it at this link.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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