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Total Eclipse July 22, 2009 Asia (7/21/9 U.S.A.)

We took a cruise to a spot on the Yellow Sea/Pacific Ocean (near Iwo Jima)to view the longest totality of the century. The maneuverability of the ship steered by the expert meteorology of Allister Ling enabled us to view a cloud-free event. Time is a relatively whacky concept when traveling; Today here in Arizona is actually tomorrow in China but 7 hours earlier in the day--Is that right Honey?
Wide angle from aft of ship
Wide angle from aft of ship
Total Solar Eclipse, Pacific Ocean, 2009
Total Solar Eclipse, Pacific Ocean, 2009
Wide angle from aft of ship 2min4sec after 2nd photo
Wide angle from aft of ship 2min4sec after 2nd photo
3rd Contact--I think Tom actually cried.
3rd Contact--I think Tom actually cried.
The detailed brushes (11 & 5 o:clock) have something to do with the lack of Sunspots.
The detailed "brushes" (11 & 5 o:clock) have something to do with the lack of Sunspots.
Total Solar Eclipse, Pacific Ocean, 2009
Total Solar Eclipse, Pacific Ocean, 2009
The Sun was knocked out for >6 minutes
The Sun was knocked out for >6 minutes
Unfretting Chuck at the previous day's Eclipse Practice
Unfretting Chuck at the previous day's "Eclipse Practice"
White Hat=John Beattie self descibed Consumer of Celestial Eclipse Serviceshe narrated the eclipse for 1st-timers.
White Hat=John Beattie self descibed "Consumer of Celestial Eclipse Services"he narrated the eclipse for 1st-timers.
Stone Grandfather from Jeju S.Korea after 3rd contact
Stone Grandfather from Jeju S.Korea after 3rd contact
Clouds on Eclipse Practice Day
Clouds on Eclipse Practice Day
More clouds and geeks practicing for the Eclipse
More clouds and geeks practicing for the Eclipse
We went through that rain ~2hours before the eclipse
We went through that rain ~2hours before the eclipse
t1%2f64%2f297864%2f4%2f115793260.CrZ8Fx73.jpg After 3rd Contact
After 3rd Contact
Post-eclipse panel George Keene/Mr.Talks-a-lot/RoyMayhugh/Dr.ThomasPolakis/Kelly Beatty/BabakTafreshi/Allister Ling
Post-eclipse panel George Keene/Mr.Talks-a-lot/RoyMayhugh/Dr.ThomasPolakis/Kelly Beatty/BabakTafreshi/Allister Ling
STARIZONA pinhole projection
STARIZONA pinhole projection
I Love you Sky Gazer!
I Love you Sky Gazer!
Chuck Loves Judy
Chuck Loves Judy
C for Cassiopeia--note ship's motion
C for Cassiopeia--note ship's motion
Day after eclipse!
Day after eclipse!