PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Wows North China Residents

By Ryan Gandolfo, January 7, 2019

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The morning of January 6 was a special one for residents in North China, as a partial solar eclipse graced the sky. According to CGTN, the eclipse started from sunrise at 8.30am and ended at 9.41am, making for an exciting Sunday morning for professional and amateur photographers. 

Pictures of the sun captured from all over the region flooded social media as early risers caught a glimpse of the celestial dance in action.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest shots of the solar show. 

A special sunrise in Beijing. Image via @eason_hou/Instagram

Image via @hi郑红

A visual treat for early risers in Inner Mongolia. Image via @中国气象局

Image via @hi郑红

Image via @frankxue_china/Instagram

Image via @helensunao/Instagram

Image via @tutu93374/Instagram

The eclipse just over Jingshan Park’s famous Wanchun Pavilion in Beijing. Image via @Canon佳能/Weibo

Image via @气象北京/Weibo

Image via @成都大学/Weibo

To see the eclipse in action, check out the short video below (VPN off):

According to a Weibo post by Astronomy Online, the next partial solar eclipse is expected to occur December 26, 2019 from 11am to 3pm and will be visible from every part of the Chinese mainland. Mark your calendars!

[Cover image via @Canon佳能/Weibo] 

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