Some notes taken as a part of trying to decide where to go for the total solar eclipse on July 22. The total eclipse starts at 09:04 in Deqin and progressively later in cities further east. Sunrise (calculated based on Shangri-La) should be around 06:40.
The NASA GIS maps (Shangri-La/Zhongdian, Xichang, Litang, Leshan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yichang, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou) seem to agree with Jay Anderson's maps (Shangri-La/Zhongdian, Litang, Shangri-La/Zhongdian, Litang, Leshan, Chengdu, Leshan, Chengdu, Chongqing Yichang, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou) and both disagree with this interactive map of the eclipse path. I tend to trust the eclipse expert and the NASA, but the interactive map is good for exploring options.
The NASA site has a lot of good maps and pointers
|Location ||Duration of Totality ||Chance of Cloudiness |
|Litang ||3 minutes ||55% chance broken clouds, 28% chance overcast or obscured |
|Leshan ||4 minutes 30 seconds ||32% chance broken clouds, 52% chance overcast or obscured |
|Zhongdian ||2 minutes (interactive map says 0) |
|Xiangcheng ||4 minutes 30 seconds (guesstimate) |