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Each week most PBS stations air Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer, the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday, December 11, 2000.

The Eclipse of The Sun On Christmas Day and How To View It Safely

The Christmas day eclipse is only a partial eclipse because the center of the moon’s shadow (shown here with a green circle) never falls across the Earth’s surface. Click here to watch a movie showing the motion of the moon’s shadow.

The farther North you are, the larger the chunk of Sun that will be covered at the eclipse’s peak. From Miami, only a thin sliver is covered.

From Montreal, over half of the sun is covered at the peak of the eclipse.


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