Total eclipse…

Too bad: total eclipse totally hidden in the clouds….

It poured almost all day!

Eclipse in Shanghai at 09:02am

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Total eclipse tomorrow

Wednesday, July 22 2009, around 9:30 we will have a total eclipse in Shanghai, meaning that the rare situation takes place, that the moon totally covers the sun. During the day it will be pitch dark for 5 Minutes. Normally, temperature might drop a little aswell, but I am afraid this is not going to happen this time. We have more than 30°C also at night since a couple of weeks here.

It will be the first eclipse in Asia and the longest one in the 21st century. It will be the first for Shanghai since the middle ages (1575 was the last). It will be my third one, I visited total eclipses in Stuttgart (11.08.1999) and South Africa before.

We have brunch with friends at the VUE Bar on 32nd floor of Bund Hyatt to view the spectacle. This place features also the cities highest Jacuzzi.

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www.shanghai.bund.hyatt.com
www.focus.de/wissen/wissenschaft/astronomie/naturschauspiel-die-wandernde-finsternis_aid_418565.html (auf Deutsch)

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Shanghai eclipse

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