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Eclipse99 Tuesday, 17 August, 1999, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
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View or listen to BBC programmes and reports covering the 11 August, 1999, total solar eclipse and the events running up to it.

You can also access material on previous eclipses as far back as 1954

11 August 99/ Run-up / Previous eclipses

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Total Eclipse - 11 August 1999

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Highlights of the BBC's total eclipse coverage
BBC One 11 August 1999

Peter Hunt reviews the day's events in Cornwall
BBC World Tonight 11 August 1999

The moment of totality over Cornwall.
BBC One 11 August 1999

A sound picture of the eclipse as it crosses the globe.
BBC World At One 11 August 1999

Nicholas Witchell: A once in a lifetime experience.
BBC News 11 August 1999

Jane O'Brien: A moment of magic
BBC News 11 August 1999

Nick Bryant: Nature seldom offers such a brilliant spectacle.
BBC News 11 August 1999

Emma Simpson presents the best images from around the world.
BBC News 11 August 1999

How the RAF filmed the eclipse from above the clouds.
BBC One 11 August 1999

German television commentary on the eclipse.
11 August 1999

Jeremy Cooke reports from Romania, which enjoyed the longest period of totality.
BBC News 11 August 1999

Sanjeev Srivastava in India: An eerie silence.
BBC News 11 August 1999


11 August 99/ Run-up / Previous eclipses


BBC programmes and reports in the run up to the eclipse

First Contact - the BBC's total eclipse preview
BBC One 10 August 1999

BBC children's programme Blue Peter's eclipse special
BBC One 10 August 1999

Pallab Ghosh reports on what the scientists are looking for during the eclipse
BBC News 9 August 1999

Shadow Chasers
BBC Total Eclipse 8 August 1999

Countdown to the eclipse. Patrick Moore looks forward to the big event.
The Sky At Night 8 August 1999

Sue Nelson reports on some of the observations and experiments to be carried out during the eclipse
BBC News 5 August 1999

Dominic Arkwright casts a slightly jaundiced eye over what awaits the intrepid would-be eclipse watcher
BBC Today programme 5 August 1999

Jane O'Brien: Travellers cause violent clashes when they invade beauty spot for eclipse
BBC News 4 August 1999

Julia Peet: People still confused over eye safety
BBC News 3 August 1999

Julia Peet reports on preparations for the huge programme of eclipse festivals in the South
BBC News 30 July 1999

Chief Medical Officer Professor Liam Donaldson stresses the dangers of looking directly at the eclipse
BBC News 29 July 1999

The BBC's Julia Peet: Emergency services prepared for the big event
BBC News 23 July 1999

Sarah Ransome visits a school that's planning to feast on the eclipse
BBC Radio 5 Live 22 July 1999

BBC News' Julia Peet meets David Berger Jones, who was partially blinded by an eclipse
BBC South West News July 1999

Julia Peet reports on the potential danger to pets during the eclipse
BBC South West News July 1999

Cornwall's eclipse co-ordinator Gage Williams on BBC Radio 5Live: Clouds during the eclipse could make it more exciting
BBC Radio 5 Live 5 July 1999

Patrick Moore and photographer Douglas Arnold offer tips on how to photograph an eclipse
The Sky at Night June 1999

BBC South of England correspondent Jane O'Brien: Council warnings have frightened off eclipse tourists
BBC News 27th May 1999

The BBC's Mike Crook: Locals think that talk of gridlock has gone too far
BBC News 23 May 1999

BBC News' Clinton Rogers: It's busy enough most summers without the eclipse.
BBC News 1 February 1999

Dr Matthew Stead expresses his concerns over the impact of the eclipse on maternity services
BBC News 18 November 1998

11 August 99/ Run-up / Previous eclipses


BBC Reports on eclipses going back to 1954

Astronomer Patrick Moore views the total eclipse of 1998 - "Quite the loveliest totality I have ever seen"
The Sky at Night 1998

BBC Science Correspondent James Wilkinson reports on the total eclipse of 1998
BBC Nine O'Clock News


The partial eclipse of 1994 over London turns into a damp squib for observers - James Wilkinson reports
BBC News 10 May 1994


BBC News' Richard Quest: Eclipse passes over observatories in Hawaii
BBC News 11 July 1991

James Wilkinson reports on the scientific background to the eclipse
BBC News 11 July 1991

Watch the total eclipse of 1991
BBC Horizon programme


Patrick Moore stresses the dangers of eclipse watching
The Sky at Night 5 January 1986


BBC Reporter John Humphrys on the eclipse of 1984 over London
BBC News 30 May 1984


The Astronomer Royal, Sir Harold Spencer-Jones, flies out to view the eclipse from the air near Iceland
BBC Newsreel 2 July 1954

The pilot of a BOAC airliner, supported by passengers and crew, claims to have seen UFOs during the eclipse
BBC Newsreel 2 July 1954


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This page was prepared for the 1999 total solar eclipse on 11 August. The next total eclipse can be seen across southern Africa on 21 June, 2001.

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