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  1. Alyson Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I’m watching the feed from Wakayama University http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-eclipse1/v3. Sitting on the edge of my seat!!!

  2. admin Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Here’s another LIVE view: http://w9.ustream.tv/channel/tahiti-eclipse-2010-july-11th

  3. admin Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Here’s a link to LIVE coverage happening now:


    First contact coming up within the hour.

  4. robyn Higdon Says:
    July 9th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Here is one more link to a possible live webcast:

  5. robyn Higdon Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I wanted to be clear that the Exploratorium (sadly) is not producing a webcast of this eclipse….if you know of a live eclipse event, please send us the link. National Geographic is sending a crew to Easter Island and they will be doing a show on the eclipse a few hours after it occurs (at 22:00 EST)

  6. Sarah Says:
    June 27th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    There were terrible floods in Wuhan China (one of the top spots for viewing the eclipse) yesterday. Luckily there are still three weeks before the eclipse…I’m sure Wuhan will have recovered by then.

    Sarah, Joann Fabrics

  7. Michael J. Hutchinson Says:
    February 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I saw that archievd eclipse from Aruba, where I was there and saw my first and only total solar eclipse, in Baby Beach, Aruba on February 26, 1998. I noticed that it was poor picture, from Aruba [on my computer].
    But I watched my 1st total solar eclipse webcast LIVE! on my brother’s computer, which was fairly OK.
    Then, I watched the archieved eclipse covderage from China, which was good, also on my brother’s computer.

    I’m patiently waiting for July 11, 2010, live webcast of the total solar eclipse.

  8. Jason Rubens Says:
    February 9th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I am glad that I found this website. The eclipse is amazing to watch. Thanks for loading the images. Nature can be so impressive.

  9. Saumitra Says:
    February 2nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I was lucky to view solar eclipse on 15th JAN from India.
    IUCAA and NCRA had nice arrangements. it was very helpful for beginners like me. Very informative and encouraging (to excrement)talk by Prof. VVS

  10. mascali Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Sorry for my bad english: You know if form Italy is possible to see the eclipse?

  11. Dineshbhai Mehta Says:
    January 15th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Sun eclipse is in INDIA on 15 Jan.2010.
    We want to see it by ant devices present.The Science _city Insitute have made the arrangement I learnt. I shell proceed to see before 4pm.

  12. Eclipse 2010 Says:
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    We are a crew ready to live stream the Annular Solar Eclipse on 15th January 2010 from Jaffna, Sri lanka

    Check out our LiveBlog for updates !!

  13. Valentine Says:
    November 4th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Recently on a trip to the south of Chile. The most amazing eclipse I’ve seen so far!

  14. markv Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Your eclipse animation at the bottom of this page is wrong.
    Look at the movie at about 20 seconds. There is a dark dot in the middle of the moons shadow, to represent the location on earth of total eclipse (the suns umbra). But it should not be a dot. Towards the end of the eclipse, the moons shadow is glancing along the edge of the earth. This dark dot would be extremely elongated ellipse – more like a line than a dot. To understand this, think of a long cylinder (the moons shadow) intersecting the edge of a sphere (the earth). The join will be an ellipse, not a dot.

  15. tkp-biz Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    thanks for everyone shared…

  16. lllllll0o Says:
    July 26th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I have capture some TV Live show moment from China TV.
    Visit my website to see more

  17. Chandrasekhar Says:
    July 26th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Hi Adil Desai,
    I believe we met at the National Symposium on Halley’s Comet, Bangalore, India in 1987. It was a pleasant surprise to see your name after 22 years. You could email me at cvnori@gmail.com

  18. Aadil Desai Says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 3:59 am

    We saw the eclipse from the Xi Xi Wetlands National Park near Hangzhou, China. It was a spectacular sight and we were very lucky to be able to see it since most other places even very close by were clouded out!!!

  19. ChinaMoonER Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:04 am


  20. taher Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    i have never seen in my life befor that was very sepcial for me iam now 20 age tthis is very beautiful i love that………………….

  21. Steve Donn Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    We stood in the moon’s shadow on the top of Mt. Emei near Leshan,China and experienced everythng but seeing the eclipse, which was clouded out. We had a brief glimpse of Venus and Castor and Pollux, but saw no corona. Our diamond rings were turned to coal.

  22. Phani Sangadi Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The diamond ring captured at Varanasi is marvelous ! Thanks to live coverages, I didn’t miss the eclipse being in cloudy skies of Ahmedabad.

  23. admin Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    We’ve found coverage on http://ndtv.com

  24. Anshuman Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I am from Mumbai and rain really played a spoil sport…thanks to all television channels for showing all great pictures.

  25. North Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    That site gives me a “stream not found” error. The live-eclipse one partially works for me…it’s just that the coverage is spotty. The others don’t work for me at all.

  26. Joel Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Finally found one that works!

  27. admin Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Hi Roy(and everyone),
    Just to be clear, the Exploratorium is not webcasting this Eclipse.
    We are merely trying to point people in the right direction, so check the link that Robyn posted below-that is the Chinese feed.
    We are watching over here, but none of the broadcasts are consistent.
    Best of luck in your viewing,
    the Exploratorium webcast team

  28. Joel Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    So sad…couldn’t somebody put up a reliable webcast?

  29. Roy Lorenz Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve had no luck with the webcasts at any of the four sites:China, Japan, Exploratorium, Univ of ND. The eclipse has begun but no webcasts.

  30. admin Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Don, check out the feeds from China’s coverage…they’re showing some nice pics of the sun just after first contact (see Robyn’s link below). We’re also seeing some images from the coverage from Japan (see link on our Webcast coverage links area on our Eclipse 2009 page).


  31. Kurt Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Online in San Diego. Watching the Chinese feed referenced in your last message. Also watching eclipse-tv.com live from China.

  32. Don DiNaro Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    The webcasts dont work for this eclipse! Really poor job!

  33. robyn Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    It looks like the Chinese are beginning to prepare for their webcast. A video player is appearing….. http://www.kepu.net.cn/gb/special/eclipse_2009/index_eng.html

  34. robyn Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    folks keep asking about the time: it depends on where in the path you are. Also, it takes the moon about 3 hours to cross the sun….so the times listed are for the begining of the Totality phase: In Bhutan totality is at 6:06pm Pacific Time; in Wuhan China it is at about 6:25pm Pacific; in Shanghai it is at 6:35; Iwa Jima Japan is about 7:30pm Pacific Time.

  35. RituRaj Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    i am a engineering student from India..
    Come here to see the most amazing moment of eclipse ever in everybody life present now ..
    come to Bihar – Patna -India.. a beauty and mystic place on this earth..
    eclipse is ready to begin.. hurry up buddies !!!
    enjoy n explore


  36. robyn Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Jay Pasochoff (the man who does all the eclipse weather predictions for NASA) is blogging about his time in China for the NY Times. If you’re interested you can check it out at: http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/in-the-field-waiting-for-the-eclipse/

  37. sandy Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I live in hyderabad india. I am happy that atleast the eclipse is starting from india, but i think i will be seeing only 70% of the eclipse as its just starting point and also its cloudy here…

  38. robyn Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:51 am

    The best time to view in Okanawa is starting at 2:00 UT

  39. sharad chandra gupta Says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I am living at BARODA gujarat India, I am going to witness total solar eclipse tomorrow morning i.e. 22/7/2009, I am prepared with a pinhole camera, goggles & digicams to have a closer look. But I have a doubt how to film the event ?

  40. Jorge Says:
    July 20th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Kerrie get your self to the central line of totally on this map of japan its not too far away from where you are now, remember another chance for you to travel less then two hundred miles to the totally of solar eclipse might not happen again. good luck!!!



  41. Bappaditya Roy Says:
    July 20th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Got X-ray Plates,Got Solar filters intact in the camera…. its getting excited here in India…I remember the last solar eclipse here some 9 years ago,..Hey and all these If at all the Varun Dev (God of Rain and cloud) have mercy on us…

  42. MariaCartaCrescitelli Says:
    July 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I am an astrologer and I am curious about the exact time of the Eclpse(I live in North Hollywood ) and what I may see?Also any other links that are helpful

  43. merso Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    The total solar eclipse 2009 would be the most perfect total solar eclipse in twenty-first century according to some people.
    More details for Solar Eclipse 2009.

  44. Kerrie Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:55 am

    I’m living in Okinawa right now, an area that will experience 90% coverage. When will the best time to view it be?

  45. Charles Says:
    July 13th, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I’m a science teacher from NY heading over to the eclipse on Friday, and I heard the same thing about Shanghai’s pollution. Luckily, I hooked up w/ some people who are going to view the eclipse from an island just off the coast, which is actually closer to the centerline as well. I’m also going to be a presenter at the InterSoles 2 eclipse conference. Maggie, I hope you’ll come visit!

  46. robyn Says:
    July 1st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    There were terrible floods in Wuhan China (one of the top spots for viewing the eclipse) yesterday. Luckily there are still three weeks before the eclipse…I’m sure Wuhan will have recovered by then.

  47. Maggie Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Robyn, is there a way I could contact you directly to ask a few questions about the eclipse in China? You can e-mail me directly to let me know the best way to contact you. Thanks

  48. robyn Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hi Maggie, how exciting that you are going to see the eclipse! I wanted to warn you that the air over Shanghai is not very clear….lots of particulant matter (pollution). I highly recommend that you take a day-trip to Wuhan, where the weather predictions are good & there is much less pollution. If you do a web search, you’ll find many companies doing these trips….
    good luck!

  49. Maggie Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I just decided to head ove to Shanghai to see the eclipse. Who else will be there??? I would love to meet up with other San Franciscans. I’m heading thee on my own.

  50. robyn Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Our Chinese colleagues are being a little vague about where the link will appear for their webcast. They have an information page up right now at http://eclipse.astronomy2009.org.cn/english/
    Robyn (from Exploratorium)

  51. nicom Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    it should be pretty amazing to witness a totality that last 6 minutes-
    sorry we will miss this year, but looking forward to 2010!!

  52. robyn Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I am so sorry that we will not be in China to cover this eclipse :-( Last year I worked with several Chinese agencies/groups, and they have joined forces to try and webcast this one from several different spots in China. I will make sure the links to their webcast are our on this page on the 22nd and hope we can view it from outside China!
    If any of you will be in the Path of Totality and take pictures of this eclipse, please post them on our Flickr Group (see sidebar)
    also, the Exploratorium team is headed to French Polynesia to find a spot for us to webcast next year’s eclipse (July 11, 2010); wish us luck!
    Robyn, Eclipse Producer @ exploratorium

  53. Panama Guide Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I wish I could get to China for this year’s total eclipse on July 22 for what is being hailed as the century’s longest and most spectacular total solar eclipse…however it looks like it won’t be in the cards for me. For those of you that make it, enjoy it for us.

    Writer for aPanama Guide.

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