The Moon's Role in a Solar Eclipse

This video explains how our moon creates a solar eclipse, why it's such a rare event to see, and how data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has enhanced our ability to map an eclipse's path of totality.

Music Provided By Killer Tracks: "Bring Me Up" - Kampe Wikstrom

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12648

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd
 

 

The Moon's Role in a Solar Eclipse