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Coming Next Week! Panasonic Total Eclipse Live by Solar Power from Australia to the World!
BUSINESS WIRE / ME NewsWire - OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, November 8th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

On the morning of November 14th, 2012, the North of Australia will witness a total solar eclipse. Panasonic, using its HIT® solar panels and lithium ion batteries for storage, will produce a live broadcast of this spectacular astronomical phenomenon via USTREAM.

Filming the Sun, Using the Sun. Join us in witnessing this incredible astronomical show! Enjoy the count down until the start of the broadcast on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Facebook: Twitter:

Broadcasting from Two Bases The main camera at the seashore in Port Douglas and the sub camera at Fitzroy Island will shoot the total eclipse. Both cameras and broadcast systems will work on power generated by the solar panels and stored in the batteries. The videos will be available to view on the following pages.

Dual Screen of the Main and the Sub *Available on PC only. The Main Channel on Ustream The Sub Channel on Ustream

System Used

Power Generation

HIT® Solar Panel VBHN235SE10×9

Power Storage

Portable Power Storage CB-LS01H×30

Video Capture

Full HD Camera LUMIX GH2×6


Toughbook (Note PC), Equatorial Telescope, etc.

International Live Broadcast Times

Live Start (tentative)

11/13/2012 18:30:00(UT)

11/14/2012 4:30:00(Cairns)

Partial Eclipse Begins

11/13/2012 19:44:54(UT)

11/14/2012 5:44:54(Cairns)

Total Eclipse Begins

11/13/2012 20:38:45(UT)

11/14/2012 6:38:45(Cairns)

Mid-Eclipse (Total 1m40s)

11/13/2012 20:39:36(UT)

11/14/2012 6:39:36(Cairns)

Total Eclipse Ends

11/13/2012 20:40:26(UT)

11/14/2012 6:40:26(Cairns)

Partial Eclipse Ends

11/13/2012 21:40:14(UT)

11/14/2012 7:40:14(Cairns)

Live Finish (tentative)

11/13/2012 22:00:00(UT)

11/14/2012 8:00:00(Cairns)

Related Links: About This Project Press Kit Page (Materials for Media, Blogger, etc) The Previous Project Report Video

About the Total Solar Eclipse A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon crosses between the sun and Earth, therefore effectively concealing the whole body of the sun from view. Since the total eclipse is a phenomenon in which the sun itself can't be seen, it is actually the hot gases of the Corona, the so called "diamond ring" and the "prominence" that we can actually observe. The viewing path from which someone is able to observe a total solar eclipse in its totality is very narrow, and therefore you would be lucky to see this even once in a lifetime.

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Panasonic Corporation

Hisao Tsugita

Advertising & Sponsorship Group,

Groupwide Brand Communications Division
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