The longest total eclipse of the century occurred yesterday along a narrow band of Asia, visiting countries including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Vietnam and China.
A few lucky WildChina staff members and clients were in areas around Shanghai to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event. While fears of rain and cloud cover dampened moods in the hours before the event, at the crucial morning hour the clouds dissipated in time for crowds to experience total darkness during the day.
WildChina guests watched the eclipse from a watertown called Wuzhen outside of Shanghai on our Chasing The Ring of Fire: The Eclipse of the Century trip. We’ve heard from some of our guests that it was raining intensely right before the eclipse, but that it stopped in time for them to catch the main event. So lucky! If you missed the eclipse but still want to see the countryside around Shanghai, try our Reminiscing Shanghai tour.