So there was a total eclipse in July. Longest total eclipse for at least a century or more. The path went straight through Shanghai. What are the chances of having clear skies on that morning in Shanghai, you ask?
Well, pretty slim. Actually, I think a snowball lost its battle in Hell that day.
But here it is, our total eclipse experience in all its glory!
Is it getting darker? Or just rainier?
Wait, yeah, I think it's definitely getting darker...
I'll be darned. I guess there is an eclipse going on.
It's like nighttime! At 9:30 am!
Over so soon.
Rockin' the sun specks, even if only for a photo op.
There you have it! And to perhaps, ahem, eclipse our personal experience, a fun factoid: I heard tell that some cows lined up at their troughs thinking it was supper time when it went dark. Poor, befuddled bovine. I could relate, as I was hungry as well. So, I celebrated the celestial phenomenon with a sausage muffin at McDonald's. Think about it: a round of white English muffin covered by a dark disc of sausage? Yeah, perfect eclipse food, I know. (Okay, okay. I just came up with that. Truth be told, I was just excited to discover McDonald's in China serves breakfast!)
I plan to keep my glasses with me for all those unexpected flashes from welders around town. I'm not ready to go blind just yet.
Don't look at the sun, kids!