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View Resource Total Solar Eclipse 2008: Live from China

On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse moved over parts of Russia, Greenland, Canada, and China. Fortunately, the dedicated team at the Exploratorium was there, and they documented this unique event. The first thing visitors should check out here is a replay of the events as they occurred. After viewing the eclipse, visitors should read the dispatches from the Exploratorium crew. These colorful...

View Resource The Observatory: A Guide to Astronomy Resources on the Exploratorium Website

This site targets both educators and students studying astronomy. There is information on Mars, eclipses, the sun, auroras, and much more. Each topic has educational materials, images, and links to more information.

View Resource Solar Week

Solar Week is a week of online curriculum with daily topics on the Sun, including Sun as a Star, the Sun Close Up, Solar Activity, Eclipses, and Careers. Each day contains a game, an activity, topical questions, a related Life Science topic, teacher information, and an Ask the Scientist page.

View Resource Eclipse of the Century

In July 1991, the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth produced a total solar eclipse with a particularly long duration and a path that crossed easily accessible locations, including a major astronomical observatory in Hawaii. This video segment explains the mechanics of solar eclipses and shows the rare 1991 eclipse from the top of Mauna Kea. The segment is five minutes seven seconds in length....

View Resource Total Solar Eclipse Animation

Solar eclipses result from the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Total solar eclipses, in which the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon, are a spectacular and rare sight to witness. This animation, adapted from a NOVA television broadcast, shows a simulated total eclipse and explains some of the features that can be seen. The clip is one minute thirteen seconds in length.

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