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Solar eclipse occurs in Tibet, but views blocked by clouds

2009-07-22 00:23:53 GMT2009-07-22 08:23:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People wait to observe the solar eclipse in Cona, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on July 22, 2009. Cona County is one of the first places in China to view the solar eclipse Wednesday, according to an observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). (Xinhua photo)

LHASA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Cona County, Tibet in southwest China was one of the first places in the country to view the solar eclipse, which occurred at 8:01'27 Wednesday, according to an observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

However, the solar view from Cona was blocked by overcast, according to sources from the CAS Purple Mountain Observatory based in Nanjing, eastern Jiangsu Province.

The sun sunshine was blocked behind clouds in Lhasa, Tibet's capital.

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