On the morning of July 22, 2009, the moon
appeared to drift in front of the sun,
creating an eclipse of the sun over the
Zhenjiang Pavilion in Yichang, China.
During totality, the moon completely blocked
out the sun's disk, allowing its outer
atmosphere, the corona, to shine forth. At
that time, the sky took on the appearance of
twilight. Below the eclipse appears
the planet Mercury.
Though our plans were to be in Wuhan for the
eclipse, bad weather forced our cruise along
the Yangtze River to change itineraries and
take us to a clear site. As it turned
out, Wuhan was clouded out and we had
perfectly clear skies!
The next total solar eclipse occurs in
November of 2012, and we'll be Down Under
for the great event.
Join me for that exciting event... if
you've never experienced "totality," you
really don't know how remarkably alien it
Date / Time: July 22, 2009 /
9:23:48 CST (GMT+8)
Photo Details: Canon 20D, Canon
14mm f/2.8L lens, ISO 200, 1.3 second
exposure at f/5.6
Processing Details: Capture One
4.8.3, Noise Ninja 2.3.2, Photoshop CS2
Location: Zhenjiang Pavilion,