Total Eclipse of the Sun – 1st August 2008

Viewers in Chine were treated to a cracking eclipse of the Sun last Friday and NewScientist were on hand to film it:

There is a great explanation and animation of how solar eclipses happen on the BBC website.

Exploratorium have a full-length clip on their webcast page, as well as a nice animation of how eclipses occur. (I’ll give Exploratorium its own post very soon).

About Stephen

International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education & current EdD student. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: Science site:

Posted on August 8, 2008, in New Scientist, YouTube and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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