You didn’t think we were just going to let a once-in-hundred-something-years event pass by without doing something about it, did you? Ha! It’s like you don’t even know us.
This coming July 22, we know that not everyone can go all the way out to Sheshan on a workday (and sadly, it seems like most our bosses aren’t willing to give us an Eclipse-viewing vacation), so we’ve partnered up with independent design shop eno and caffeine slingers Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to host eclipse watching fun times at five locations around the city:
– Xintiandi: No.10, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, 太仓路181弄10号
– Next to Cantina Agave: Unit 01A-1, 291 Fu Min Road 富民路 291号， 01A-1单
– Red Sculpture Space: Unit 207-208, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu, 淮海中路138号207-208单元
– Shaanxi Bei Lu: F1, 1388 Shan Xi North Road, 陕西北路 1388 号 F1
– Super Brand Mall, Pudong: 168 Lu Jia Zui West Road, 陆家嘴西路 168号
The eclipse will be viewable for a total of 5 minutes and 9 seconds in Shanghai and will reach its maximum eclipse point at 9:36am (for more information, click here). To commemorate it, Coffee Bean will be offering a breakfast special from 8am to 11am that day.
Also, if you want to buy shirts to commemorate the occasion, eno has two awesome designs for you: one reminiscent of ET and one with a more standard eclipse pattern. Each are 99RMB.
Oh yes, and we will have special eclipse viewers. Beware, it seems like not many people realize that you shouldn’t stare at the sun, even when it’s being covered. The light is being concentrated so much that it is actually even more dangerous than it would be on a normal sun-viewing day. Heck, the sun is allegedly so powerful that you need a special type of lens on your camera to make sure it doesn’t get fried.
Photo from ethersim15