First webcast of "Annular Eclipse Sunset"
-- Live webcast from 6:00 a.m. and rebroadcast from 12:00 p.m. on June 11 --
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.
The highlight of this webcast is "Annular Eclipse Sunset". An annular solar eclipse is the phenomenon where the sun looks like a ring because the moon cannot hide the sun completely and the peripheral parts of the sun remains unconcealed. This phenomenon can be observed only once in several years.
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the sun will set just after the annular eclipse so that the rare sunset of ring-shaped sun can be observed. We started live webcasting of eclipse since 1995, and have webcasted several annular eclipses. If successful, this will be the first webcast of the "Annular Eclipse Sunset".