Making Friends with the Night Sky: the Partial Solar Eclipse of 21 July 2009

A partial eclipse of the Sun by the Moon will happen in the early evening of July 21st, 2009

A partial eclipse of the Sun by the Moon will happen in the early evening of July 21st, 2009

Maui astronomer Harriet Witt describes how the upcoming solar eclipse – for which Hawaii has a partial view from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM on July 21st – can be safely viewed using leaves in a tree as pinhole cameras.  A full eclipse will be seen in India, China, Southern Japan, and the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.  Never look directly at the Sun during an eclipse!

Listen here [4:26m]:

Original air date 14 July 2009.

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