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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2010 July 11
 Tatakoto, Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia)

After leaving for French Polynesia in early July, I welcomed the eclipse chasers of my international group on July 7th in Papeete. While in Tahiti we stayed at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti. On July 9th morning, we boarded our private charter flight to the Tatakoto atoll, located nearly 1,300 kilometers east of Papeete in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We then stayed for the next few days in local houses in the Tumukuru village. The two days prior the eclipse were mostly dedicated to setup our viewing site on an isolated motu, to explore the atoll and its natural wonders and to observe the starry night sky. On July 10th afternoon, part of the group went by boat to the Tahunatara motu and spent the night there to be ready for the eclipse. And on July 11th morning we were greeted by 4 minutes and 28 seconds of totality in between rainstorms. Our return in Papeete occurred on July 12th early afternoon.
My "Eclipse-City" associates will take care of the groups in argentinean Patagonia where they will observe the black Sun either from an El Calafate overlook or from our special eclipse flight over the Southern Pacific Ocean.



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Viewing Sites —>  Tatakoto |  El Calafate |  Eclipse Flight

Videos —>  Tatakoto |  El Calafate


Tikahana Motu - Tatakoto atoll, French Polynesia by Geoff Sims
This video was taken from the motu next to Tahunatara

Tatakoto Tahunatara Tuamotu French Polynesia Eclipse-City 4WD Boat Ride Total Solar Eclipse 2010
4WD and boat ride to the Tahunatara motu on the Tatakoto atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia
(atoll size: 14 kilometers by 4 or 9 miles by 3)



Tahunatara Motu - Tatakoto atoll, French Polynesia by Paulo Rocha


Viewing Sites —>  Tatakoto |  El Calafate |  Eclipse Flight

Videos —>  Tatakoto |  El Calafate
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Last page update on July 13, 2010.
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