Northeast Coast of Australia prepares for Eclipse 2012. "A total solar eclipse will take place on 13–14 November 2012 (UTC), beginning in local time on November 14 west of the International Date Line over northern Australia, and ending on November 13 east of the date line off the western South American coast," informs Wikipedia. You will want to drop below fold to watch a NASA Sciencecast: "Total Eclipse Of The Sun," which reveals many scientists will be there for unique opportunity to study solar physics. The surface of the Sun is "only" 6,000 degrees Celsius, but surrounding Corona temp soars to 1,000,000 degrees Celsius! Scientists want to know why?