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At 9:37PM EST, virtually all of China, along with India and Bangladesh will go dark for 6 minutes and 39 seconds, in what is being hailed as the “longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century.” Although the rest of the world will not be able to watch in person, they can see the awesome event online. Sites like NDTV or this Japanese one will be broadcasting the natural blackout live beginning at 8:24PM EST—first point of contact—so that the rest of us can share in the collective terror that has grasped the primitively superstitious.