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August 1, 2008 Total Solar Eclipse Umbral and Pemumbral Paths

On Friday, August 1, 2008, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Artic, central Russia, Mongolia and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.

Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Fred Espenak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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