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Best Places Map of Viewing the July 22, 2009 Solar Eclipse

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The longest total solar eclipse of this century has triggered tourist fever along China's Yangtze River Valley as astronomy enthusiasts from home and abroad flock here to watch the event in July 22. The total eclipse, which will last as long as six minutes and 43 seconds, will be visible along the Yangtze River valley on the Wednesday morning. The total eclipse is expected to begin between 9 a.m to 9:38 a.m (Beijing Time), viewers in Chinese regions beyond the river valley, also including Beijing. Thundershowers or thick clouds may overcast many cities in the Yangtze River Valley, including Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan as well as the eight sites with the best views recommended by the National Astronomical Observatories, according to local weather stations.

Here is a detailed map of the best places and cities to view the Solar Eclipse of the century, from China Tourist Maps.

Best Places Map of Viewing the Solar Eclipse


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