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Celestial Tour: Shadow of the Moon


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach, in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning and the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Heliophysics Science Division

All images, illustrations, video, and animations courtesy of NASA and STScI, except:

  • Frank Dyson photograph courtesy of George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

  • Charles Davidson photograph courtesy of the Biblioteca do Observatório Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

  • Arthur Eddington photograph courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

  • Total solar eclipse viewed from Australia, 2012 video courtesy of Jonathan Cirtain, NASA

  • Eclipse with star positions, May 29, 1919 photograph published by F. W. Dyson, A. S. Eddington, and C. Davidson, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 220, 1920

  • Coronal mass ejection, 2012 image courtesy of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), NASA, and ESA

  • Solar prominence, May 29, 1919 photograph courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • Magnified deflected star, May 29, 1919 photograph courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • Total solar eclipse viewed from Australia, 1922 photograph courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • Lick Observatory eclipse expedition in Western Australia, 1922 copyright the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

  • Total solar eclipse, 1936 film fragment by M. J. Leclerc, Société astronomique de France, courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

  • Astronomers viewing eclipse in Turkey, 1936 photograph courtesy of Atila Özgüç via Wikimedia Commons

  • Total solar eclipse viewed from Sudan, 1952 photograph by George Van Biesbroeck, courtesy of the University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf6-02127, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

  • George Van Biesbroeck and John Ladd viewing eclipse in Sudan, 1952 photograph copyright Chris Ware/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

  • Shadow of eclipse, 2016 video courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin–Madison; based on images courtesy of Yasuhiko Sumida (from JMA, visiting CIMSS), data courtesy of JMA and NOAA

Written by Margaret W. Carruthers, 
Designed by Leah Hustak
Additional editorial input from Timothy Rhue II and Dr. Brandon Lawton
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC



All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!