Coming Next Week! Panasonic Total Eclipse Live by Solar Power from Australia to the World!

  Coming Next Week! Panasonic Total Eclipse Live by Solar Power from Australia
  to the World!

Business Wire

OSAKA, Japan -- November 08, 2012

On the morning of November 14th, 2012, the North of Australia will witness a
total solar eclipse. Panasonic, using its HIT(R) 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.

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(R) Solar Panel VBHN235SE10×9
Power Storage      Portable Power Storage CB-LS01H×30
Video Capture      Full HD Camera LUMIX GH2×6
Other              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        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.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:



Panasonic Corporation
Hisao Tsugita
Advertising & Sponsorship Group,
Groupwide Brand Communications Division
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