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 (our fifth!) Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.
Read their dispatches.

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Got an image of a solar eclipse or eclipse event? How about a favorite sun-watching or shadow-watching activity? We invite you to share your images relating to eclipses and solar observation with the
Exploratorium Eclipse Flickr group.

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Highlights from the Overnight Eclipse Celebration at the Exploratorium.

Eclipse-related exhibits and replays in Second Life

The Sun-Eating Dragon The Sun-Earth Connection Eclipse Expeditions Previous Solar Eclipse Webcasts

What to See During an Eclipse How to View an Eclipse Why Eclipses Happen World Map of Future Eclipses


NASA Eclipse Web Site     Sun-Earth Day:2008

This Webcast was made possible through the generosity of
the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ,
The Jim Clark Endowment for Internet Education,
and the McBean Family Foundation.

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