2008 Live from China Program
Published: August 1, 2008
Total Running Time: 01:13:00
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!) livestreamed the eclipse from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, near the Mongolian border.
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