Totality: Live from Turkey

The Exploratorium is doing a Total Solar Eclipse Webcast: Live from Turkey on March 29, 2006.

A total solar eclipse will occur when the new moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. The moon’s shadow will fall on the eastern tip of Brazil, speed eastward across the Atlantic, through northern Africa, across the Mediterranean, and into Turkey, where an Exploratorium team will be waiting.

Our crew will transmit a live eclipse Webcast, as well as a telescope-only feed, from a Roman amphitheater in Side, Turkey. Weather permitting, we’ll witness the spectacular moment of totality, when the moon completely blocks the sun, and the sun’s glorious corona (the outer part of the sun’s atmosphere) is revealed.

The “How We Do It ” page is pretty little toy shop. Satellites, server farms, fibre optic links from London to America…. Very Cool

What can I say? Go to the site do the complicated calculations to figure out which parts of the world are in Daylight saving (according to the site… it will be 9:00pm on the 29th for Melbourne) and which parts aren’t and have a look.

The rest of the Exploratorium is pretty cool too.

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