Total solar eclipse can be seen on your computer today — here’s how!

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YOU CAN SEE a total solar eclipse today.

That is, if you fire up your computer or smartphone, because it’s thousands of miles from the North Olympic Peninsula.

The eclipse will begin late this morning Pacific time. The “path of totality” — the part of the earth from where the eclipse can be seen — is 108 miles wide and will cover 9,000 miles over a three-hour period.

But it will be almost entirely over the South Pacific. That’s why National Geographic called this “one of the century’s most remote solar eclipses.”

This one’s for computer users.

The Slooh Space Camera [ ] will be live-streaming the eclipse on its website, which will allow viewers to ask questions and view or hear answers.

The stream begins at 11:30 a.m. PST — about an hour before the eclipse will be total near Australia.

Interestingly, it will have crossed the International Date Line, meaning the eclipse will occur on Nov. 14 there.

If you want more details — including a map showing the eclipse’s path — check out NASA’s presentation at

And relay your impressions in the blog below.

Last modified: November 12. 2012 5:17PM
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