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Anji--Hot Spot For The Total Solar Eclipse
Published on April 23, 2009 by Irene
Tianhuangping in Anji: the
best point for the solar eclipse
Measured by the authoritative experts, total solar eclipse will last 5 minutes and 50 seconds in Anji, Zhejiang, China during 8:20-10:57 on July 22, 2009. And Anji is one of the regions in the world where the longest total solar eclipse can be observed. At that day, some world's famous astronomers will come to Anji to make science observation besides the experts from National Astronomical Observatory of Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, and Nanjing Astronomical Observatory.
To seize this spectacular moment, many amateur astronomers have pre-booked their hotels in Anji via travel agency. Therefore, all 3 star hotels or better hotels at Anji has already been fully booked for the day of 21st, July and the price of hotel there has surged from 200CNY to 800CNY, or from 300CNY to 1,200CNY during 20th to 23rd, July. Moreover, Tianhuangping Reservoir, the spot for viewing the total solar eclipse is located at the Heaven Pool in the South of the River. During those days, tickets of the Heaven Pool for the 20,000 tourists together with their consumption of accommodations, catering and some affiliated service such as sunglasses for viewing the eclipse, will contribute a total tour income of more than 3 million CNY to that scenic spot and absolutely make Anji hot destination.