Viewing the 2009 Solar Eclipse from People's Square in Shanghai, China - July 22. There was much disappointment as the heavens decided to rain on us during the eclipse. Three 360 degree panoramas show pre-totality anticipation (9:07 AM), nightfall and rain!!! during totality (9:38 AM) and a brief glimpse of the eclipsed sun during post-totality(9:45 AM). Funding support for this project generously provided by HDRSoft.