Solar eclipse …. by solar power

Panasonic will be live-streaming the May 20th annular solar eclipse from the summit of Mount Fuji in Japan, and appropriately enough the filming will use only solar power – this includes all electricity needed to run the the base camp and the broadcast, including video cameras and computers. The project, Eclipse Live from Fujiyama by Solar Power, seeks to bring the astronomical phenomenon to as wide a global audience as possible.  A documentary of the streamcast project will be posted on the site shortly after the eclipse. The last time such an eclipse was visible from land in Japan was on September 23, 1987 from Okinawa Island. Mt. Fuji is in the central eclipse path.

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