Tomorrow, a few lucky people will get to witness what is one of the most spectacular of all celestial phenomenon: a hybrid eclipse, which will transform from an annular at start to a total eclipse at end. Unfortunately, the path of totality will take the eclipse, for most of its duration, through the Atlantic Ocean, where almost no one lives. However, do not despair, cameras and computers are here to bring the eclipse to the world.
Enter the live video feed.
When the eclipse occurs, it will start near Bermuda, travel East across the Atlantic, and then conclude in Africa. With this being a major event, there will be webcasts of the event. Follow the link below to watch on the SLOOH Space Cam.
To be safe, bookmark this page than come back before the eclipse starts. The eclipse will begin just after 6:45am for Clevelanders (and anyone else on EDT) when the Moon starts to move in front of the Sun as it rises. Live West of here? Just subtract an hour for however many time zones west of the Eastern Zone you are. With this extra time, there is still an opportunity to get a working feed should one crash.
Now, how about solar eclipses in the Cleveland area? The next partial will occur on October 23, 2014 and will cover, along with Ohio, most of North America. On August 21, 2017, there is total solar eclipse within driving distance from here. However, if travel isn't your thing, you'll have to wait for April 8, 2024 to see one pass directly overhead. The good news is that there are special travel packages offered just for the purpose of eclipse chasing.
Either way, make it a point in life to see an annular and/or total solar eclipse: it's something that you'll never forget!
Eclipse live feed:
SLOOH Space Camera (begins at 6:45am)
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