This is sooo cool. A total solar eclipse is due on the 8th of march. The moon will pass in front of the Sun at 6pm AEST and a total eclipse will move north east through Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Borneo.
At its widest the shadow will be 156Km wide and total darkness will last between 90 seconds and 4 minutes. (Plenty of time to cast your sacrificial virgin into the volcano!!)
Parts of Northern Australia will experience a partial eclipse. However you can experience the event Live via the following link. View Eclipse Live.
Also Solar Dynamics will post live images as the event takes place. Solar Dynamics is a really cool NASA site and I suggest you check it out anyway.
The subject of countless poems and love songs the moon is the Earths first ever satellite. And our first satellite is still our most beautiful and powerful. Rolling tides, and shaping weather across the globe the moon sustains life. However it is man-made satellites that are of interest here……