The sun's last total eclipse of the century will be visible (weather willing) by around two billion people in Europe and
the Middle East, but the audience world-wide will be multiplied by a plethora of web-cams.
The astronomical event will begin off the coast of Nova Scotia at 9.23 tonight (New Zealand time - 9.23 GMT) and will
race across the Atlantic, Europe and the Middle East at more than 2000 kilometres per hour before ending in the Bay of
Romania is considered to be the prime spot, but people are gathering from Cornwall through to Iran to perform scientific
studies, witness the event and in some cases wait for a cataclysmic event. The last total eclipse of the Millennium has
a resonance for a number of people, there are even reports that one hardline Bulgarian communist group believes the
phenomenon heralds the collapse of capitalism.
There is a host of net resources powered up for the event.
Two of the best are the UK based;
NASA will also be part of the team tracking the path of the eclipse on this site
There are also a large number of 'home' sites with web cams running here are a few: