The Stories of Solar Eclipse

The Stories of Solar Eclipse is a 35-min show produced by Hong Kong Space Museum for planetariums and digital dome theatres. Info, trailer & full preview available.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: March 2015

Directed by: Patrick Lau

Plot keywords: astronomy moon solar eclipses



There is a saying among astronomy lovers that a total solar eclipse is an event to experience at least once in a lifetime. The giant shadow cast by the Moon sweeps across the continent, turning the bright sky into darkness. The black ‘Sun’ appears against the backdrop of stars. The scene is truly amazing and unforgettable. In the entire solar system, only the unique combination of the Earth and the Moon can produce an almost perfect total solar eclipse.

It is found that nearly identical solar eclipses happen after about 18 years and 11 days, just like a replay. By painstakingly recording solar eclipses, ancient astronomers finally discovered a pattern of this frightening phenomenon and solved the celestial puzzle. It has also fostered the development of calendar systems and science.

Although solar and lunar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every year, only a small portion of the population has witnessed a solar eclipse, let alone experienced the thrill of a total one. To be able to see a total eclipse is sometimes a matter of luck.

The Sky Show “The Stories of Solar Eclipse” will simulate the spectacular stages of a total solar eclipse by using the advanced dome projection system. The audience will understand the cause of a solar eclipse and its influence on human history. After knowing the wonder of this celestial alignment, you can be a better eclipse chaser.


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Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 35 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience:
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG
Audio format: Mono, Stereo, 5.1
Languages: English, Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese

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