* EarthStation1.com 1996-2024: Join Us As We Celebrate 28 Years Online!

Eclipse Of The Century Over Mauna Kea Observatory July 11 1991 MP4 DVD

Eclipse Of The Century Over Mauna Kea Observatory July 11 1991 MP4 DVD
Eclipse Of The Century Over Mauna Kea Observatory July 11 1991 MP4 DVD
Item# eclipse-of-the-century-over-mauna-kea-observatory-july-11-1991-1119914
List Price: $18.96
Your Sale Price: $8.49
Choose DVD or Download Version: 

8.49 USD. Free Shipping Worldwide!

The Greatest Magnitude Total Solar Eclipse In 1,400 Years Is Also The First One That Occurred Over A Major Astronomical Observatory, The Mauna Kea Group Of Observatories At The Summit Of Hawaii's Mauna Kea Volcano, And This Historic July 11, 1991 Astronomical Event Resulted In A Number Of Scientific Discoveries And Sights Never Before Seen, All Documented In This Video Record In Real Time Along With The Complex Preparations, Trials And Ultimately Successful Operations Conducted By Leading Solar Astronomers, NASA, The French National Centre For Scientific Research, And National High School Science Contest Winner Ana Correia -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!

This is the story of the total solar eclipse occurred at the Moon's descending node of its orbit on Thursday, July 11, 1991. Its totality began over the Pacific Ocean and Hawaii moving across Mexico, down through Central America and across South America ending over Brazil. It lasted for 6 minutes and 53.08 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. There will not be a longer total eclipse until June 13, 2132. This eclipse was the most central total eclipse in 800 years. There will not be a more central eclipse for another 800 years.

The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) are a group of independent astronomical research facilities and large telescope observatories that are located at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, United States. The facilities are located in a 525-acre special land use zone known as the "Astronomy Precinct", which is located within the 11,228-acre Mauna Kea Science Reserve. The Astronomy Precinct was established in 1967 and is located on land protected by the Historical Preservation Act for its significance to Hawaiian culture. The presence and continued construction of telescopes is highly controversial due to Mauna Kea's centrality in native Hawaiian religion and culture, as well as for a variety of environmental reasons. The location is near ideal because of its dark skies from lack of light pollution, good astronomical seeing, low humidity, high elevation of 13,796 ft, position above most of the water vapor in the atmosphere, clean air, good weather and low latitude location.