At the end, it didn’t work out. We were only partially sucessful, so to speak. Just a few glimpses of the sun thru the clouds between 1st and 2nd contact, and even heavy rain after 3rd contact. The deep darkness was impressing, nevertheless.
Last preparations, only a few days to go.
Some useful resources for the upcoming total solar eclipse 22 July 2009, the longest one during the 21st century, just a bit short of 6 mins on the east coast of China.
- Wikipedia on TSE 2009 July 22
- Fred Espenak’s MrEclipse.com
- NASA Home Page TSE 2009 July 22
- NASA Solar Eclipse Bulletin TSE 2009 July 22
- NASA Google Maps and Solar Eclipse Path TSE 2009 July 22
- Even better Google Maps and Solar Eclipse Path by Xavier M. Jubier
- Eclipse Chasers TSE 2009 July 22
- Total Eclipse on 22 July 2009 by Daniel Fischer
- Der längste Schatten, NZZ Artikel
So this is the perfect time to have a look back at the total solar eclipse of August 1st, 2008.
- Total Solar Eclipse China 2008 book at blurb, 228 pages containing the travel report and many, many images.
- China 2008 album
- Eclipse 2008 album
- Travel report Eclipse 2008 English
- Travel report Eclipse 2008 German
[Update] For the more scientific stuff, have a look at