Total Solar Eclipse
22 July 2009 — Hangzhou, China


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Eclipse Day arrived with a very gloomy sky, putting everyone into a correspondingly gloomy mood. But everyone piled into the buses and we arrived at the site, optimistically set up equipment, and hoped for the best

Observing Site Panorama
Observing site panorama - click to see a larger view.

Not looking good...
Not looking good...
There's the sun!
There's the sun!

The sky continued to be solidly overcast until just before first contact...

 

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