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On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse occurred as the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. The moon's umbral shadow fell on parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Exploratorium's eclipse expedition team (our fifth!) Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border. Watch totality highlights originally recorded LIVE from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border. In the summer of 2008, the only helicopter in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, was effectively grounded by a diamond company, leaving scientists and logistics coordinators to frantically rearrange their field plans. Musk oxen graze on a rock ledge outside the town of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (No audio attached). In this video interview from Greenland, geologist Tom Neumann from the University of Vermont explains how he and his colleagues are attempting to read the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet by collecting and analyzing rocks spit out from the base of the glacier. Landings and take-offs of helicopters, a twin otter airplane, a LC-130 Hercules transport plane; and a shot of a Hagglund tracked vehicle. Transportation used in Greenland to do scientific research. Kenn Borek Twin Otter lands at the Ilulissat Airport, Greenland Interview with galciologist Sarah Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) from atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. Interview with glaciologist Ian Joughin (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. An Exploratorium and NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum Event
Overnight eclipse viewing party at Exploratorium begins July 31, 2008 at
9pm. and continues through Friday, August 1 in the wee hours.
San Francisco's Exploratorium brings its fifth eclipse expedition team to
remote Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China, very close to the Mongolian
border, where the Exploratorium will webcast a total solar eclipse live to
the world. Spend the Night at the Exploratorium! See the eclipse in person
live at the Exploratorium. Pack your sleeping bag and camp out on the museum
floor for an overnight eclipse party...or come to the viewing party in Second Life and enjoy the live webcast, exhibits, and music.