Watching of solar eclipse on July 22, 2009

Total solar eclipse of 2009 that cover Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China occurred on July 22. This made many Asian, such as Shanghai blogger Wang Jianshuo and some Shenzhen residents, excited. Since I live in the United States, I didn’t have a chance to watch it. I could go online. But luckier then that, I have satellite TV from CCTV. So, I was able to watch it on TV. Here are some screenshots that I took from my TV.

Total eclipse at Guang’an City, Sichuan Province

Ending at Guang’an City, Sichuan Province, starting at Yixian County, Anhui Province

Diamond effect

Ninety years ago (May 29, 1919), a total solar eclipse provided the first solid confirmation that Albert Einstein was right about a little thing called general relativity. For the solar eclipse this year, scientists and astronomers would take this great opportunity to conduct scientific experiments. China Aims To Record 40-Minute Image Of Solar Eclipse Corona. Indian air force planes to stalk eclipse. As for Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, it may soon be possible to study the effects of general relativity in bench-top laboratory experiments now.


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