Jul 2

Watch the next Solar Eclipse in Second Life

Category: Education, Environmental, RL Meets SL, Science, Space by Stone Culdesac

Solar Eclipse
Here is something pretty cool, and even if you don’t use Second Life, you’ll still be able to enjoy it. On August 1st, the next solar eclipse will happen, and, if you live in the US you won’t be able to see it live, but thankfully, San Francisco’s Exploratorium science museum will be streaming it live inside Second Life.

Second Life users can view the 45-minute Webcast, starting at 3:30 a.m. PDT August 1, on the virtual world’s so-called Exploratorium Island. Avatars can also gather at the Pi Day Theater at the Sploland Sim, at the Science School Sim, and at the Spindrift Sim. The eclipse will be accompanied by video and commentary of Exploratorium and NASA scientists.

Starting July 1, Second Life members and their real-life makers can use Exploratorium Island to learn about solar eclipses, Chinese culture, and solar science. Source:

Non Second Life users will also be able to watch the solar eclipse on the exploratorium website.

On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse will occur as the new moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. The moon’s umbral shadow will fall first on Canada, then zoom across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and into China, where an Exploratorium team will be waiting. Our fifth eclipse expedition brings our team to remote Xinjiang Provence in northwestern China, very close to the Mongolian border, where we’ll Webcast the eclipse live. Please check back, as the date nears, for more details.

Check here for more details.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Pepto Majestic July 15th, 2008 2:23 am

    Thanks for writing about our total solar eclipse event in SL! Here’s some more info about the eclipse viewing party there including teleport links to several viewing locations.


  2. HardRockTexas September 25th, 2008 6:49 am

    what places was the eclipse visible? i hope it was not visible in our place..because if it was..i will be in deep regret! ^ ^..i have not heard this from anyone or in the news until today. T T..i want to witness another solar eclipse..it has been years since the last time I witnessed one. I even forgot what the experience was like.

  3. roofing in york pa October 16th, 2008 1:33 am

    Was this an eclipse in the SL or for real?

  4. Simon November 27th, 2008 1:12 pm

    hi nice website i was wondering when the next solar eclipse was??? Please contact me back that would be very kind. Thanks

    Simon age 13

  5. temantigoFani December 19th, 2008 12:23 am

    Hi all!

    As a fresh thegridlive.com user i only wanted to say hi to everyone else who uses this site 8-)

  6. jackie September 28th, 2009 8:52 pm

    do u know wehn the next eclipse is in ky?

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