Total Solar Eclipse

On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia and Easter Island . The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

Though no live coverage of the eclipse is planned, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast a special edition of Naked Science, "Easter Island Eclipse" with video from the eclipse shot earlier in the day, at 11:00pm EST on Sunday evening. The show will be rebroadcast on July 15th at 10pm.