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Total Solar Eclipse
2001 Zambia Highlights (Video)
Date: June 21, 2001
Running Time: 0:15:00
On Thursday, June 21, 2001, a total solar eclipse sped across the Southern Hemisphere. The shadow of the moon first darkened the South Atlantic about 250 miles east of the Uruguay coast. It crossed the Atlantic Ocean, traversed southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, and then vanished into the darkness as night ... More »
A total solar eclipse is perhaps nature's most awe-inspiring event, yet few people have the chance to see one. Enter the Exploratorium, which as been webcasting live eclipse coverage worldwide since 1998. Watch our archived webcasts, and visit our eclipse website for scientific explanations, eclipse myths and legends, and more. Explore ... More »

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