On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a total eclipse of the Sun will be the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting at greatest eclipse 6 minutes, 39 seconds. The eclipse starts at 5:24 pm PDT on July 21st (which is July 22nd on the eastern side of the world). Between 6:37 pm PDT and 6:43 pm PDT, the moon will be completely covered by the sun. At 8:03 pm PDT, the sun will make its last contact with the moon and the eclipse will be over.
It will be visible from a narrow corridor through nothern Maldives, northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati.
Totality will be visible in many large cities, including Surat, Vadodara, Bhopal, Varanasi, Patna, Dinajpur, Chengdu, Nanchong, Chongqing, Yichang, Jingzhou, Wuhan, Huanggang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Huzhou, Suzhou, Jiaxing, Ningbo and Shanghai, as well as over the Three Gorges Dam. According to some experts, Taregana in Bihar is the "best" place to view the event.
A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of South East Asia (all of India and China) and north-eastern Oceania.
This solar eclipse has sparked tourist interest in eastern China and India. If you are so lucky to live in those parts of the world to have chance to witness the beautiful moment, that’s great! In case you didn’t make it out to Asia or the Pacific islands to watch the total solar eclipse, still you will never miss this memorable moment by following ways to catch it live for free.
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is showing a live webcast of the solar eclipse on Tuesday July 21, 2009 (the official date for the eclipse is July 22, 2009, across the international date line). And it is free and open to the public.
1. Watch July 22nd 2009 total Solar Eclipse Live Streaming for Free on Live-eclipse.org
2. Watch Total Solar Eclipse Online for Free on und.edu
3. Live Streaming of Total Solar Eclipse Online for Free on Atlaspost
4. Watch Total Solar Eclipse on July 22 2009 Live on Explotorium
5. Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Live Streaming online on Griffith Observatory
6. Eclipse-tv Webcast
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