Sun  Planets and Moons  ID: 10452

July 22, 2009 Total Solar Eclipse

On July 22, 2009 an exceptionally long total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor of the Eastern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Japan's Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast through the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.

Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Laura Motel (UMBC): Producer
Fred Espenak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Solar Eclipse
SVS >> Eclipse
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NASA Science >> Planets and Moons