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RIPN Participating in Video Transmission of the Sun Eclipse

On August 1, 2008 people in Russia will be able to watch the unique celestial event- full eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse width will be approximately 250 km and its axis will run through Novosibirsk: the city will be in the center of the Moon shadow. The eclipse will start at 5.44 p.m. and finish at 5.46 p.m. by local summer time. Full eclipse phase in Novosibirsk will last 2 minutes 19 seconds.

Under the auspices of RIPN Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences will provide for three-channel Internet transmission of the eclipse from Novosibirsk. To view the video click here to download free VLC media player.

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