A total solar eclipse encompassing a few of Earth’s most densely populated area on July 22, 2009 may be the most-viewed solar eclipse of all time.
Residents of central India and also various regions in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan will be able to briefly witness the phenomenon before the solar eclipse then moves on toward China.
This is where the overall best viewing of the eclipse will be possible. About 30 million residents of China will have the ability to see the eclipse in the cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou alone.
The Solar Eclipse will then move eastward, shadowing the Ryukyu Islands of Japan prior to hitting its maximum duration over the Pacific Ocean. There the sun will be 100 percent blocked by our moon for 6 minutes and 39 seconds, according to NASA.
Millions of people are currently surging to regions where the eclipse will be viewable. Hotels in those area are now charging much higher rates, according to Chinese reports.
The July 2009 solar eclipse will feature the longest duration of totality in this century, experts say.