Sun  Planets and Moons  ID: 10287

Get Ready for the August 1, 2008 Total Solar Eclipse

On August 1, 2008 a rare total solar eclipse will appear in the skies over parts of Canada, Greenland, Russia, Mongolia, and China. During this spectacular event, the moon will cross in front of the sun, completely blocking out the sun's disk, and casting a shadow over part of the Earth. While only people in a small area of the world will be able to see the eclipse in person, viewers all accross the globe can view the eclipse as it happens on NASA TV and www.nasa.gov.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/eclipse


Credits

Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Video Editor
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Producer
Laura Motel (UMBC): Producer
Fred Espenak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
C. Alex Young (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Keywords:
SVS >> Solar Eclipse
SVS >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions
SVS >> Edited Feature
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0