Solar Eclipse of July 22nd 2009

solar elcipse

On 22nd July there was supposed to be a full solar eclipse for about 6 minutes in the area of China (Nanjing) that we were in.

Unfortunately we saw nothing. It  was tipping it down so with rain so all we had was it was dark for a bit. There was full cloud cover so we could not see anything.

This was especially disapointing as our host school had gone out of their way to arrange this so it was a positive experience for us. They had arranged the trip to the purple mountain on the same day so we would be out of the city and get a better view; they had also brought alonng one of their Geography teachers to explain what is happening. In China Earth Science is part of Geography. Kan (our host) had even ordered special glasses on the Internet for us.

Solar Eclipse Glasses