The Coincidental Geometry of a Total Solar Eclipse

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The beautiful chance and certainty of a Total Solar #Eclipse explained.
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How a #TotalSolarEclipse happens, visualized with #NASA, #archive, #animation, #LooneyTunes, #GeorgesMéliès, and #Soviet #sciencefiction. For starters, it’s all cosmic #math mixed with luck, when the #Earth, #moon, and #sun perfectly align.

VIDEO BY
TOM McNAMARA

ECLIPSE ANIMATIONS
JOHN KUEHN

NARRATION
KEVIN GRAY
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MEDIA
Archive.org
BPM Videos, Leigh Dalton and Sean Green
ButForTheSky
Case of the Missing Hare (1942)
Photo of Albert Einstein provided courtesy of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gnar Team
Japan's Himawari-8
JPL
Kabouk
Miloslav Druckmüller, Martin Dietzel, Shadia Habbal, Vojtech Rusin
Georges Méliès, A Trip to the Moon (1902);
The Eclipse, or The courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)
NASA
National Parks System
Pixabay
Yakov Protazanov, Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
Asa Smith, Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy (1855)
Stiopa
vfr800hu
videovo.net
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MUSIC
“Bubble Thoughts,” APM Music
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For more Popular Science on eclipses, go to:
http://www.popsci.com/tags/eclipse
Category
Science & Technology
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