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Total Solar Eclipse on July 11, 2010
July 9, 2010
A global map of the path of the July 11th total eclipse. > Larger image
A global map of the path of the July 11th total eclipse. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Fred Espenak
> View an animation of the eclipse' path

On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

Though no live coverage of the eclipse is planned, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast a special edition of Naked Science, "Easter Island Eclipse" with video from the eclipse shot earlier in the day, at 11:00pm EST on Sunday evening. The show will be rebroadcast on July 15th at 10pm.

Related Links:

For the latest on the eclipse visit, NASA Eclipses

For detailed information on this eclipse visit, NASA's Mr. Eclipse website

For news media video resources visit, Solar Eclipse 2010 Video

For an interesting story on predicting eclipses visit, South Pacific Eclipse

Holly Zell
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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