Total Solar eclipse, July 22, 2009 Chris Knight Image taken: Jul. 22, 2009 Location: The shore of West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Details: Although the sky ws overcast at the start, it cleared up a bit in time. There was a slight haze which obscured the outer corona. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.