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Total Solar Eclipse in China on 22 July 2009

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Total Solar Eclipse in China on 22 July 2009

The Solar Eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009. It will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Haining, Huangshan, Shanghai etc.

The solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century. Totality visible in Shanghai will last for up to 5 minutes. The last solar eclipse visible in Shanghai took place on May 10th, 1575 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it won't happen again in Shanghai until June 9th, 2309. There is no exaggeration to say the total solar eclipse is a rare chance once in centuries and many people are expecting its coming.

A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania. This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The North Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.

China's 2009 Total Solar Eclipse Witness Tips:
The most important thing is to never look at the Sun directly without proper viewing glasses, and Sunglasses do not work. Solar eclipse glasses will be essential to ensure safe solar viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse. For safe solar observations the solar eclipse glasses contain Solar Skreen mylar (silver colored) lenses to optical density 5.0 set in plain white cardboard glasses with arms. But experts advise watching the Sun only for short periods of time. If the glasses are at all damaged -- with scratches or holes in the protective coating -- do not use them.

Special note for Solar Eclipse Tour booking:
Astronomic amateurs to witness this eclipse are already get prepared for 2009's eclipse, most of them will make the plan as soon as possible, so the hotel rooms, in the place where were considered to be the best observation venue for the full eclipse, will become more and more difficult while the time is coming, so your earlier booking can make sure your viewing. If you have any idea about your 2009 Solar Eclipse Tour, please don't hesitate to tell us. Our email address: info@sinowaytravel.com, we could tailor make an itinerary and quotation to meet your unique interests.


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