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On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse begins at 6:09 pm China time near the windswept high grasslands northeast of the small hamlet of Yiwu, about two hours north of Hami in the Xinjiang province of China. As in the total solar eclipses of 1999, 2001, and 2006, a team of Exploratorium and NASA heliophysics experts will adeptly capture and broadcast the Eclipse live from yet another specially chosen international locale. Like the Olympics, the thrills of live viewership can still be yours even if you can't travel to China for this major celestial event. Thanks to satellite technology, you can watch it from your planetarium or local museum -- or even from home at your computer screen.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR LOCAL TIMES FOR THE ECLIPSE.
|Start:||10:00am UT||6:00am EDT||3:00am PDT||6:00pm Urumqi|
|End:||12:15pm UT||8:15am EDT||5:15am PDT||8:15pm Urumqi|
|Start:||10:30am UT||6:30am EDT||3:30am PDT||6:30pm Urumqi|
|End:||11:30am UT||7:30am EDT||4:30am PDT||7:30pm Urumqi|
There will be an eclipse webcast, in Chinese, on the same date at http://www.atlaspost.com/2008tse