On March 29, 2006, a total solar eclipse occurred when the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. The moon’s shadow fell on the eastern tip of Brazil, sped eastward across the Atlantic, through northern Africa, across the Mediterranean, and into Turkey, where an Exploratorium team was waiting.

Path of Totality

To view a total solar eclipse, you have to be somewhere along the narrow path of totality, where the moon’s dark umbral shadow falls onto the earth’s surface. The path of totality for this eclipse is shown above. Our location in Side, Turkey, is marked with a star.
 

Contacts

 

Watch the Eclipse Totality highlight video

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Watch the ARCHIVED Eclipse Webcast

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Watch the ARCHIVED Telescope-only video

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Photos
View the images we captured during the eclipse
 
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