July 11, 2010 Total Solar Eclipse Live Webcast
The path of totality will touch the South Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand at 18:15 UT (2:15 am Philippine Standard Time) and then race across the Pacific until it reaches southern Chile and Argentina. Unfortunately, this total solar eclipse is not visible in the Philippines.
It’s been almost a year since I first witnessed a total solar eclipse. I’ll never forget how amazed I was when I saw the diamond ring effect caused by the moon’s gradual movement away from the sun. That moment was absolutely priceless.
Because I can’t go to the Pacific and South America, I’ll just watch the total solar eclipse over the internet. I am thankful to astronomical organizations and enthusiasts who are kind enough and willing to provide live webcasts of the said eclipse.
Below is a list of websites that has live broadcasting of the event: (Note: Most live streaming will start at 2:15 am in the Philippines.)
The French Polynesian Tourist Board will webcast on UStream: http://w9.ustream.tv/channel/tahiti-eclipse-2010-july-11th
National Geographic is producing a one-hour special on the eclipse, featuring footage from Easter Island, that will air a few hours after the eclipse. More information at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/naked-science/5000/Overview
Saros Group: http://live.saros.org/
Live Eclipse 2010: http://www.live-eclipse.org/
Live Universe: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-eclipse1/v3
To view timetables and maps of the July 11, 2010 total solar eclipse, visit NASA Eclipse website.
Sources: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2010/index.html and Google Search
To the Sun and Moon!