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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Watch a total eclipse on the Web

By Aussiegirl

If you can't travel to watch tomorrow's total eclipse live, you can watch it on your computer -- without worrying about having to protect your eyes. In addition to links to these webcams, there are several instructive links about eclipses.

Watch a total eclipse on the Web - Space News - MSNBC.com

Nothing can compare with being right in the track of totality for a few precious minutes, even if you have to travel thousands of miles to be there. But what if you're stuck in the States? Will Americans be totally in the dark when the moon's shadow sweeps over Earth early Wednesday?

Never fear: Even though Wednesday's total solar eclipse won't come anywhere near North America, you can still see a small-screen version of the spectacle on your computer monitor, courtesy of the Internet and a fearless band of Webcasters.

There are even a couple of consolations for computer-based eclipse watchers: You might be able to get five or six glimpses as the blacked-out sun, depending on how many Webcams you can click onto in the course of the morning. And you won't have to worry about protecting your eyes, either.


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