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2008 Overnight Eclipse Celebration!

Thursday, July 31, 9:00 p.m. – Friday, August 1, 6:00 a.m.

On the evening of July 31, and continuing into the wee hours of August 1, the Exploratorium presented a live Webcast of the total solar eclipse from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border. To celebrate this evocative locale along the ancient trade route called the Silk Road, the Exploratorium presented performances, hands-on activities, storytelling, and installations that highlight the cultural diversity of this region.

Got an image of a solar eclipse or eclipse event? How about a favorite sun-watching or shadow-watching activity? We invite you to share your images relating to eclipses and solar observation with the
Exploratorium Eclipse Flickr group.

Photographs by Amy Snyder and Esther Kutnick ©Exploratorium 2008


We thank Peet's Coffee and Tea for their generous donation of tea and coffee.

Peets Coffee & Tea

We'd also like to thank:

San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
Chinese American International School Dance Troupe
China's Spirit Music Ensemble
Leung's White Crane Dragon Dance Association
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Deborah Clearwaters and John Stucky of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

©2008 Exploratorium