Exploratorium Island and Science Circle sims in Second Life welcomed avatars for a viewing event of the total solar eclipse on March 8, 2016.
The Path of Totality
The 2016 total solar eclipse was visible to people who were located between the blue lines on this map, a “path of totality” less than 100 miles wide.
The eclipse began in the Indian Ocean at sunrise, 23:20 UTC, and traveled east. After sweeping across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi, it headed across mostly open ocean. The eclipse ended 5 hours, 15 minutes after it began, northeast of Hawaii.
The small atoll (coral island) of Woleai was perfectly situated to experience the longest time of totality—the spectacular minutes when the moon completely covered the sun’s face.
This webcast was made possible through generous grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1114781. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX16AB96A issued through the Science Education Mission Directorate.
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, Magnetic Image Video, and Oceanside Photo & Telescope.