the Exploratorium's Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
During the only total solar eclipse of 2002, the shadow of the
moon will race across Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean, and then
on to the west coast of Australia at sunset. Totality is expected
to last a brief two minutes or less. Because it’s the rainy
season in Africa, viewing will be chancy, so our Live@ crew will
be watching from San Francisco. Join our experienced eclipse watchers,
Ron Hipschman and
for a play-by-play warm-up to view live images from other sites.
They'll point out what to look for when watching a total solar
eclipse, show how to safely observe an eclipse, model how eclipses
happen, and tell about upcoming eclipses. As the shadow of the
moon strikes the earth, our pre-show will end and the celestial
show will begin.
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