The eclipse will begin just after sunrise Wednesday. But meteorologists are predicting clouds along the coast, which could spoil the view.
The eclipse will cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) wide shadow starting at dawn in Australia's Northern Territory. It will cross the northeast tip of the country and move across the South Pacific. A partial eclipse will be visible from eastern Indonesia, the eastern half of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and southern parts of Chile and Argentina. Totality -- the darkness that happens at the peak of the eclipse -- will last just over two minutes.
The eclipse, which is set to begin around 2:30 Central Time, will be broadcast online by several agencies. Click here to view.