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Clouded Out

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Total Solar Eclipse 22 Jul 2009 – Clouded Partially Eclipsed Sun

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.

A complete travel report (German only) can be found here..

T – 9d 12h

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.

T – 10d 09h

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18:10 – 18:25 – 18:44 – 19:05

Only a few days left, the next total solar eclipse on July 22nd is just around the corner. We’ll be heading to a location south of Shanghai.

So this is the perfect time to have a look back at the total solar eclipse of August 1st, 2008.


[Update] For the more scientific stuff, have a look at