Mon, July 27, 2009

Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse shrouds Asia in darkness

The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia into near-darkness after dawn, as millions watched the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon Wednesday. Full story


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What is solar eclipse

A solar eclipse can occur only when the New Moon occurs close to one of the points (known as nodes) where the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic-hence the name.

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2009-07-22 10:11:47 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- As a rare six-minute total solar eclipse fell across Asia Wednesday morning, ordinary Chinese tried creative ways to watch the phenomenon without damaging their eyes.

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2009-07-22 08:48:47 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A total solar eclipse brought darkness to many places along the upper reaches of China's longest river, the Yangtze, at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Qiantang River tide occurs with solar eclipse

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Taiwan people enjoy watching solar eclipse

2009-07-23 06:49:40 GMT Xinhua English Photo taken on July 22, 2009 shows the solar eclipse occurring over Taipei of southeast China's Taiwan.

City illumination of Shanghai during solar eclipse

2009-07-23 06:31:53 GMT Xinhua English Combo photo taken on July 22, 2009 shows the landscape of Shanghai before (L) and during the full solar eclipse occurring over east China's Shanghai. As full solar eclipse occured, the city illumination of main roads and airports were switched on for safe traffic.

Combo photos showing process of solar eclipse seen across China

2009-07-23 01:56:40 GMT Xinhua English Combo photograph taken from 8:20 to 9:46 (from L, Upper to R, Bottom) on July 22, 2009 shows the process of the total solar eclipse seen in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

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Viewing time at Chinese eclipse cities

2009-07-21 09:05:54 GMT China Daily Viewing time at Chinese eclipse cities

When and Where to watch the wonder

2009-07-21 09:03:51 GMT China Daily This picture show you When and Where to watch the wonder.

How to observe

2009-07-21 09:01:40 GMT China Daily No matter whether you are an experienced astrophotographer, or a novice with a camera in hand, you can have beautiful photographic memories of a total solar eclipse.

What is solar eclipse

2009-07-21 08:55:15 GMT SINA.com A solar eclipse can occur only when the New Moon occurs close to one of the points (known as nodes) where the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic-hence the name.