I had heard a while ago that a solar eclipse was soon to be visible somewhere in the southern hemisphere. I had no idea where and really paid little attention to its arrival as I knew I would not be able to see it.
Thanks to the power of the Intertubes I was alerted at an online forum about a live-streaming site where the solar eclipse could be viewed in the south Pacific.
Apparently sponsored by Wakayama University of Japan, the feed was available on the techdreams.org website.
Truly amazing. Here is a screen shot that I captured near what appears to be total eclipse:
Amazing, especially to watch it live, to see the shakiness of the camera, the clouds in the atmosphere sliding past the ongoing eclipse ...to see it live from halfway around the world. Simply amazing.
You can visit shadowandsubstance dot com to see an animation of the sunlight and the shadow of the moon interacting on the surface of the Earth. Very cool.
Techdreams dot org has another animated video up as well. Plus, it is a NASA video, your tax dollars at work.
You know me, I am always up for a geeky astronomy post and links.
Total Solar Eclipse of 1979
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