Solar eclipses are an amazing natural phenomenon and a beautiful sight to behold. What better way to add an extra special element to your holiday than planning it to coincide with an eclipse. Watch this space for up and coming eclipse tours!
on the go has many years of successfully organising sightseeing and eclipse viewing holidays around the world. In the last few years we have covered many different eclipse destinations...
In 2006 we operated special eclipse tours in Turkey and Egypt which included viewing of the incredible total eclipse near Hacibektas town just beyond Turkey's beautiful Cappadocia region and in Sallum, located just 12 kms from the Egyptian/Libyan border in the desert.
In 2008 we ran four Russian eclipse tours taking in the sights of St Petersburg - city of the Tsars and mighty Moscow before flying east for a stunning finale, with the total solar eclipse near Novosibirsk. Plus the giving the option for our passengers to travel onward to beautiful Lake Baikal in Siberia.
In July 2009, China experienced the very best visual of the impressive 2009 eclipse. Passing over Chongqing, the great Yangtze with it's three gorges and the coastline of Shanghai. We offered the choice to view this wonderful phenomenom from aboard a Yangtze River Cruiser crossing the Three Gorges and also on the coast just south of Shanghai.
Last year we gave our passengers the opportunity to view the longest annular eclipse in the 3rd millennium - with a duration not to be exceeded until the year 3043!
An Annular Eclipse occurs when the Sun and the Moon are in perfect alignment. The moon is farther from the Earth than normal and hence its apparent size is not quite sufficient to cover the sun completely. Hence the moon appears slightly smaller in diameter than the Sun and a thin ring of sunlight remains visible around the dark silhouette of the moon.
The annular eclipse was visible across much of China, and we watched the event unfold in Dali, and just east of Chonqing. We also viewed the partial eclipse from Xi'an, home of the Terracotta Warriors and in the beautiful southern Indian state of Kerala, from onboard a house boat, chugging along the backwaters!