8.02.2008

Watch the August 1, 2008 Total Solar Eclipse From China

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On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse occurred as the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. The moon’s umbral shadow fell on parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Exploratorium’s eclipse expedition team Webcasted the eclipse with a fascinating live remote from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border. Watch and learn here!

FYI, if you don't want to learn all the science stuff but just watch the eclipse, go to the 33 min. mark in the video. Don't worry about the clouds. ;-)

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