Today, on the 22nd of July 2009, the longest solar eclipse of this century will occur; it will last over six and a half minutes, and it will be visible, among other places, in parts of India, Butan, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Japan, and the Marshall Islands.
It is an extraordinary event; the next solar eclipse that’ll last that long will occur on 13th of June, 2132. If your location doesn’t permit you to see the eclipse directly, worry not, as you can still follow it online. Here are some resources where you can find information about the eclipse, photos, and live video streams from various parts of the world.
NASA’s official page for this solar eclipse includes detailed information about the event, including an interactive map of the eclipse path, various data tables and other info mostly interesting to astronomers.
If you just want to sit back and enjoy the view, you can see a live video stream of the eclipse from several locations in the world. LIVE! UNIVERSE webcast will display a live webcast from Japan; for the latest info (in Japanese), follow their Twitter page here.
The University of North Dakota has sent an expedition which will broadcast a live webcast from China; it starts on July 22, 2009 at 00:14:54 UTC. You can follow the live stream here. For another webcast from Mainland China, follow this link (site in Chinese).