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Even a partial eclipse, like this one from 2000, is a magnificent sight. Click through an interactive graphic that explains the science behind solar eclipses.
If you want to see Tuesday's partial solar eclipse in person, you have to be in the right part of Europe, Asia or Africa ... but if you can see it on a computer screen, any old place is fine.
Eclipse-chasers typically spend thousands of dollars to be part of the celestial spectacle surrounding a solar eclipse, and if you have a chance to see totality in person, it's worth it. But chasing a partial eclipse on the Web costs much less, and you don't have to worry about gazing directly at the sun on your screen.
Here are some of the websites to check for streaming-video coverage of the eclipse:
- Mision Eclipse presents a broadcast from Barcelona, Spain, beginning at 8:25 a.m. local time (2:25 a.m. ET).
- Bareket Observatory in Israel goes on the air from 07:00 to 10:00 GMT (2 to 5 a.m. ET).
- Givatayim Observatory in Israel promises to provide updated photos of the eclipse during roughly the same time frame.
- Peter Grego's Cosmic Backyard is providing updated pictures of the eclipse, weather permitting, from Cornwall in England from 08:00 to 09:45 GMT (3 to 4:45 a.m. ET).
- Khwarizmi Science Society is set up to offer eclipse video from Lahore, Pakistan, from 4:15 to 5:40 a.m. ET.
- Saros Group plans a webcast of the eclipse from the Canary Islands, at roughly 3 a.m. ET.
- Astronomical Society of Lleida in Spain has scheduled a webcast starting at 2:15 a.m. ET.
- Astronomical Association of Sabadell in Spain is set for a webcast from 2:15 to 4:20 a.m. ET.
- Astronomers Without Borders offers a wider list of eclipse webcams.
If this eclipse develops like most others, not all these links will work, and not all these locations will have a clear view of the show — so you should be prepared to do lots of clicking back and forth in search of a good image. Have you found other options for eclipse-chasers? Feel free to pass them along in your comments. And if you happen to snap a cool eclipse picture, please consider sharing it with msnbc.com via our FirstPerson page.