Watch the solar eclipse live today at 2:30 P.M. EST (Updated)

Update: The eclipse is over, but of course the Internet sees and remembers all. We've got a video for you of the eclipse, and our original post follows this update.

A solar eclipse will be visible to parts of northeastern Australia and the Pacific Ocean at 5:45 A.M. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). That's a solid 15 hours ahead of EST on the east coast of the United States and well out of viewing range, so HuffPost Science will be streaming the whole thing live starting at 2:30 P.M. EST.

This is the first solar eclipse visible to Australia in 10 years, so residents and scientists from around the world have gathered to enjoy the spectacle. Some hotels in Queensland have been booked for three years or more and over 50,000 people have flocked to the area in anticipation of the exciting event.

If you're lucky enough to be in Australia, don't forget protective eyewear and be sure to check out the festivals and other events happening in conjunction with the eclipse. For instance, people there can check out the Solar Eclipse Marathon — the sun's reemergence will mark the start of the race.

Via Huffington Post

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