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Live partial solar eclipse webcast 4 January 2011

The new year 2011 begins with a big celestial event, a partial solar eclipse, and Bareket Observatory in Israel will broadcast it to the world live on January 4.  The Moon will encroach 60% into the solar disk during the special live webcast. The webcast takes place from 7.00 to 10.30 UT (GMT) on January 4.  An "eclipse timer" on the webcast page will count down the time until first contact – the beginning of the eclipse when the Moon first appears to block the edge of the Sun’s disk – at 7.13 UT.

This special live event is free and open to everyone.  Just go to the webcast page to take part.

A special section on science projects using the live solar eclipse feed is also planned.  The Astro-Edu network, offering an educational database for teachers, students and the general public, and featuring automatic translations into 60 languages, is also available on the Bareket Observatory web site .

More solar eclipse webcasts:

Khwarizmi Science Society (Umair Asim) (Pakistan)

Astronomy Live (various)

Saros Group (Canary Islands)

Israel Astronomy Society at Givatayim Observatory (Israel)

University of Barcelona Department of Astronomy and Meteorology (Spain)

BBC Stargazing Live (England)

Peter Grego's Cosmic Backyard (England)

Thomas Geilke (Germany)

Astronomical Association of Sabadell (Spain)

Montsec Astronomical Park (Spain)

Astronomical Society of Lleida (Spain)

My Universe (England) - Skypecast - add Sotira1 on Skype to join
Join on Twitter with Twitting or following the hashtags: #universequest #bbcstargazing #solareclipse
More information on the event Facebook page