22 July 2009
22.07.2009 - 22.07.2009 32 °C
Although Nanning is in southern China it was south of the path of the total eclipse shadow. We experienced less than 80% eclipse which didn't seem any darker, but I got some good photos of the event. We were lucky that is was cloudy enough to block the light enough for us to see it safely, but not so cloudy that we couldn't see anything.
One of our interns, Xiao Huang, and I took the elevator up to the 25th floor of our office building just before 9:00AM on Wednesday 22 July 2009. We walked up the stairs to the 26th and 27th floors, then climbed the ladder up through the hatch onto the roof. We sat up there, dangerously, for about half an hour with our cameras, a tripod, and took photos.
It was a hot day, but worth the effort. I was disappointed that we didn't see any other people on roofs of buildings watching the eclipse.
I've added some of the photos I took of the city while we were on the roof. It was my second time climbing up there. I don't think I'll go again because it pretty dangerous, unless there is a comet or something else to photograph!