Equipment: Canon EOS 450d w/ Baader Filter ND 5.0
Camera specs: 35 mm lens; aperture = 4.5, shutter speed = 5 to 1/4 sec
Location: Jinshanwei, Shanghai, China
Date: July 22, 2009
The two animated gif show the progress of the eclipse, an hour before the totality. If not for the clouds and rain, I should have taken multiple exposures of the sun in two minute interval for three hours. Fortunately, I was able to get enough images to come up with an animation of the partial phases of the total solar eclipse.