MARCH 8/9, 2016

WEBCAST: March 8, 5:00–6:15 p.m. PST
EST: March 8, 8:00–9:15 p.m. • UTC: March 9, 1:00–2:15 a.m.

TELESCOPE FEED: March 8, 4:00–7:15 p.m. PST
EST: March 8, 7:00-10:15 p.m. • UTC: March 9, 12:00–3:15 a.m.

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The Exploratorium will present a real-time webcast of the total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Watch it here, or join us at the Exploratorium for a free live program.

Our team will travel to the coral island of Woleai, in the Pacific Ocean 500 miles north of New Guinea, to bring you this astronomical event. Why did we choose Woleai?

Why Woleai?

The Exploratorium will broadcast the 2016 total solar eclipse live from a tiny island in Micronesia. Why did we choose Woleai?

Find out

The Path of Totality

You won’t see the 2016 total solar eclipse unless you’re somewhere between the blue lines on this map, a “path of totality” that’s less than 100 miles wide.

The eclipse will begin in the Indian Ocean at sunrise, 23:20 UTC, and travel east. After sweeping across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi, it will head across mostly open ocean. The eclipse will end 5 hours, 15 minutes after it began, northeast of Hawaii.

The small atoll (coral island) of Woleai is perfectly situated to experience the longest time of totality—the spectacular minutes when the moon completely covers the sun’s face. Learn more


This webcast was made possible through generous grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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Partners & Collaborators

We are proud to work with the following organizations to bring you this webcast: The Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, the State of Yap, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Magnetic Image Video.