China - 07/2009

On July 22, there was a <a href=",_2009"><b>Total Solar Eclipse</b></a> that cut across India, China, and the Central Pacific. At 6 minutes and 39 seconds, it was the longest eclipse of the century, not to be exceeded until 2132. We chose to watch it from <a href=""><b>Putuoshan</b></a>, an island in the Zhoushan archipelago, southeast of Shanghai. It is home to Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Mercy, and to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China.

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