Press Release No. 2 May 21, 2002

Webcast of the annular eclipse centering in MeSci
(National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
-- Morning on June 11, from the Mariana Islands, Korea, Japan and Mexico --


Non-profit organization LIVE! UNIVERSE (Koto Ward, Tokyo. Chairman is Masami Okyudo), which relays astronomical phenomena via various networks, will broadcast the annular solar eclipse via the internet on June 11, from the Mariana Islands, Korea, Japan and Mexico.

This annular solar eclipse will occur over the Northern Pacific Ocean on June 11, and it will start in Indonesia, crossing the Pacific Ocean, and finish in Mexico. The partial solar eclipse can be seen in East Asia including Japan, Far East Russia, Alaska, Hawaii, West Canada, West Coast in the United States, and Mexico.

In this project LIVE! ECLIPSE 2002 Annular, we will broadcast the live images of the eclipse from various locations in Japan and overseas. The relay stations in Japan are MeSci (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) (Koto Ward, Tokyo), Nakanoshima (Tokara Village, Kagoshima), etc. The overseas relay stations are Tinian Island (the Mariana Islands), Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea), and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico).

The images from relay stations are collected to MeSci via networks. Here the images are edited as one program and broadcasted via the internet.

The web page of LIVE! ECLIPSE 2002 Annular is provided in Japanese, Korean and in English. The live webcast is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (JST), and the highlights will be rebroadcasted from 12:00 p.m.


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