[ 2007-03-20 10:28 ]
taken at 9:26 am Monday shows the partial solar eclipse observed in
Yinchuan, northwest China's Yinxia Hui Autonomous Regions, March 19, 2007.
Many parts of China experienced a partial solar eclipse on Monday morning,
lasting around one and a half hours.
Many parts of China experienced a
partial solar eclipse on Monday
morning, lasting around one and a half hours, according to the China National
In Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, the partial eclipse occurred from
9:25 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, in which the moon covered about 20 percent of
the sun, according to Wang Sichao, researcher with Zijinshan Astronomical
Observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Sky gazers in northeastern Jilin, central Henan, eastern Shandong Provinces
and northwestern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region also witnessed the partial
In western China, 70 percent of the sun was eclipsed but in Beijing, however,
cloudy and drizzly weather deprived enthusiasts of the chance of seeing their
first partial eclipse since 1997.
"Those who missed this one will have opportunities to see total solar eclipses on August 1, 2008 and July
22, 2009, and a partial eclipse on January 15, 2010," Wang said.
During the last century (1901- 1999), 78 partial and 71 total solar eclipses
have been reported worldwide.
Chinese astronomers are believed to have been the first to record solar
eclipses more than 3,000 years ago.
partial solar eclipse：日偏食（英语点津陈蓓编辑）