Asia basks in shadow of sun
Millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward yesterday for the longest solar eclipse of the century, sending awe through two of the world's most populous countries.
Two killed in stampede during eclipse in India
Two people were killed and several others injured in a stampede which took place shortly after the solar eclipse here Wednesday morning, said police.
Solar eclipse shrouds Asia in darkness after dawn
The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia into near-darkness after dawn, as millions watched the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon on Wednesday. Solar Eclipse Witnessed around ChinaSolar Eclipse in Bangladesh Full Coverage

Astronomical Fans
Getting best view from above clouds
With a forecast of rain and cloud threatening to block today's eclipse, some enthusiasts are thinking of taking flight.
Spanish experts to study solar eclipse in China
A group of more than 20 Spanish scientists are now in China to study this century's longest solar eclipse, official sources said Monday.
Tall tide sweeps away fans
For people not able to witness yesterday's once-in-a-century eclipse, the world's largest tidal phenomenon was a close second.

Eclipse draws western amateur stargazers to China
The rising eclipse fever draws myriads of amateur stargazers from rest of the world to China for observation of the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, set to occur on July 22 over China.

Astronomers gear up for upcoming total solar eclipse
Astronomers prepare for the viewing of next week's total solar eclipse at the Hangzhou Senior High School in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, July 15, 2009.


Asian stargazers cheer for wonder

Solar eclipse seen in North China
Solar Eclipse Tours
Hotels in Yangtze River Delta see business boom
The longest total solar eclipse of this century has triggered tourist fever along the Yangtze River as astronomy enthusiasts from home and abroad flock there to watch the event today.
Eclipse shines on tourism
Travel agencies, hotels, airlines and even online vendors are cashing in on the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century, which will pass across China next Wednesday.
Asia will witness 21st century's longest eclipse
Passengers paid $2,599 to $3,643 for the cruise run by Mayhugh Travel Inc., a California company that specializes in astronomy vacations, according to the company's Web site.

Eclipse chasers prepare for the wonder

China prepares for the solar eclipse
About Solar Eclipse
What's Solar Eclipse
Celestial theory of natural spectacle
Total solar eclipses have struck awe or fear into hearts for millennia, but scientists are more interested in the unusual mathematics behind the gold-and-indigo lightshow.
What is solar eclipse
A solar eclipse can occur only when the New Moon occurs close to one of the points (known as nodes) where the Moon's orbit crosses the ecliptic-hence the name.
How to Observe
Lights out! Cameras! Action!
No matter whether you are an experienced astrophotographer, or a novice with a camera in hand, you can have beautiful photographic memories of a total solar eclipse.
When and Where
When and Where to watch the wonder
When and Where to watch the total solar eclipse on July 22, 2009.


40-minute image of solar eclipse corona to be recorded

Eclipse draws western amateur stargazers to China

Astronomers gear up for upcoming total solar eclipse
About Yangtze River Basin
About Yangtze River Basin
Several large cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Chongqing, lie in the Yangtze River Basin, which is known as the granary of China.

Total lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday night