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Black Sun, The

Synopsis
Looks at the solar eclipse over Hawaii on 11 July 1991. The Path of Totality swept over the telescopes of the observatory on Mauna Kea mountain as it passed from the Pacific to South America. Magnetic storms erupting into the sun’s atmosphere cause power failures on earth, change our weather, amd create the aurora borealis. The eclipse was an opportunity for astronomers to study the sun’s corona, which only becomes visible when the sun itself is blacked out.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 17/2/92.
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
aurora borealis; eclipses; solar phenomena; sun

Credits

Producer
Jane Callander
Contributor
Jana Bennett

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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