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Total solar eclipse is to visit China on July 22, and it will last for more than two hours, scientists here said. The eclipse would begin at about 8 a.m., and people in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River would observe the longest total solar eclipse in this century.
Then, what are major hallmarks of the upcoming total solar eclipse, where is the best place to observe it, and what particular heed should people give to their conduct while observing the solar eclipse?
All these questions were asked and answered a joint press conference held on Tuesday, May 19 in the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the national capital of Beijing.

Source: People's Daily

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Monsoon is likely to dampen sky-gazers' enthusiasm as the solar eclipse will fall at a time (July 22, 2009) when most of the skyline will be covered by clouds. The best place to see the eclipse, experts say, will be the mainland of China.
Some amateur astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts are already packing their bags as they plan to travel all the way to the dragon land.

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The Total Solar Eclipse of 2009 July 22 that is visible from Bhopal is the only Total Solar Eclipse that can be seen from this place for this entire century.

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On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a total solar eclipse is visible within a narrow corridor that travels Japan's Ryukyu Islands. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader area, which includes most of Japan. For example, Tokyo, Japan's capital city witnesses a partial eclipse of magnitude 0.747. Although conditions of this total eclipse, i.e., the length of totality, the altitude of the Sun, and so on, are very good, weather prospects are a major concern.

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The greatest eclipse of the 21stcentury is just a few months away. The eclipse is passing across the entire breadth of India. The wide path of totality passes over the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. The eclipse passes through highly populated regions of India. Millions of citizens will watch the eclipse occurring in the sky over their cities. Apart from the wide path of totality the entire country will witness a partial eclipse in the morning hours of Wednesday, 22nd July. The significance of the eclipse is heightened as it is occurring in the International Year of Astronomy.

To prepare for the eclipse, Eclipse Chasers Athenĉum, the eclipse sphere of SPACE, is conducting 'Solar Eclipse Workshop' at Shankar Lal Concert Hall, Delhi University Campus, New Delhi on 9th, 10th and11th January 2009.

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The Solar Eclipse on 22nd July 2009 will be visible across south-east Asia and the western Pacific. The event will be the longest Total Solar Eclipse for over a Century, the maximum duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 seconds.

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The eclipse will last for a maximum of six minutes and 39 seconds and be seen from the Indian Ocean, China, the south of Japan, and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.

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