Here are my photos from from what I am told was a total eclipse of the sun.
We headed down a narrow lane just outside Shanghai to a small open park area where a few seats had been set out for us and other spectators. We were all expecting cloud, and in this respect our expectations were met.
In the 70mins before totality, we given a few glimpses of the sun through the clouds. it does kind of look like it is laughing at us.
of course it did go as dark as night. All the crickets that had been chirping away about doubled the noise they were making, and it cot several degrees colder for about 20mins.
Just as it ended, it started to pour with rain. I wonder if the temperature change had anything to do with it..?
I managed to get a quick shot of Shanghai city lights glowing in the distance, just as the sun came back.
Result: Fail. Actions: USA 2017 (or maybe Australia 2012?).