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Total Solar Eclipse
2008 Live from China Program (Clip)
Date: August 1, 2008
Running Time: 01:13:00

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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 (our fifth!) Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.
Since 1998, the Exploratorium has brought live coverage of total eclipses to audiences worldwide. Watch our archived webcasts of these awe-inspiring events.

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