The skies across northeastern Australia will go dark around 2:44pm EST today. That's when the moon will slide in front of the sun and cast a deep, circular shadow on the Earth.
It's the total solar eclipse, of course, and this one will achieve inky-black totality as it drifts toward the middle of the Pacific Ocean -- where almost no one will see it in person.
C'est la vie? Not really. A few clever nerds are barnstorming the region with telescopes, video equipment, and astronomical lineups of guests, which they'll use to live-stream the eclipse.
So if you'd like to procrastinate from work, and learn a thing or two about astronomy, look below for a live Google+ hangout hosted by the folks at Slooh, who run a network of robotic telescopes positioned around the world. Guests will include Slooh founder Patrick Paolucci, heliophysicist Lucie Green, astronomer Bob Berman, and more.