Planets and Moons  Sun  ID: 20183

Eclipse Path Animation

On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Fred Espenak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/ Conceptual Image Lab

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