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US Mexico Eclipse - People from Los Angeles down to Mexico admire eclipse
06/11/2002
APTN
VSAP341160
TAPE: EF02/0497 IN_TIME: 07:24:12 DURATION: 2:33 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: LA/San Jose de Cabo, Mexico, 10 June 2002 SHOTLIST: Los Angeles, California 1. Man holding boy up to look through telescope 2. Wide of children and telescope 3. Child looking through telescope 4. Safety sign 5. JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) staff member looking 6. Sun as the partial eclipse begins. 7. JPL scientist Gilbert Clark adjusting telescope. 8. JPL logo 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gilbert Clark, Program Manager, JPL. "I like both annular eclipses and total eclipses. Some people will only go out and chase down if it's a total eclipse but I actually enjoy both. You get to experience the strange sensations. The birds stop singing. The temperature drops and it tells you just how insignificant the earth is when it comes to the needs of the earth for sunlight." 10. Close-up of partial solar eclipse at height 11. People looking through telescope 12. Close up of man looking San Jose de Cabo, Mexico 13. Two women standing on beach watching eclipse start 14. Wide shot beach 15. Close up partial solar eclipse near height 16. People on beach 17. Mid shot people on beach 18. Man wearing glasses looking at eclipse 19. Partial solar eclipse at height 20. Wide shot panorama of horizon, eclipse casting shadow over land 21. Sun during eclipse STORYLINE: A partial solar eclipse was visible at sunset from most of North America and Mexico. The early evening event is called an annular, or ring-shaped, eclipse. Because the moon was closer to the Earth than during total eclipses, it only partially covered the distant sun. There won't be another eclipse visible from the United States until 2005. From some locations, more than 99 percent of the sun's disk was obscured by the moon. In Southern California, about 77 percent of the sun was covered during the height of the eclipse. The viewers were reminded never to watch an eclipse with the naked eye as severe eye damage and blindness can result. An astronomer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was on hand to help the neighborhood children to view the eclipse. JPL's Gil Clark is the president and director of the Telescopes in Education project. The moon's shadow will follow an 8,700-mile path, racing eastward from Asia across the Pacific Ocean at 1,000 mph. In Asia, across the International Date Line, the eclipse actually occurs Tuesday. Because it is a partial eclipse, the sun's light will be only dimmed.
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