Photo Gallery:Annular Solar Eclipse (May 20, 2012)
Annular Solar Eclipse (May 20, 2012)
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DescriptionWhile others were looking at the sky, here is what was happening on earth! The shadows caused during the eclipse in Windsor, CA, were most assuredly unique, something I have never seen before.
DateMay 20, 2012; 8:30 p.m. EDT
Equipment80mm homebuilt refractor; standard camera tripod. Pentax K-r camera.
DescriptionThe sun was 15 minutes from setting as the eclipse began in Frankfort, KY...but it disappeared into distant storm clouds just before the eclipse was to begin. A few minutes later, it showed up again briefly, allowing me to get this picture. How lucky I was to get this interesting shot, with only a small section of the sun eclipsed!
LocationPort Weller Ontario Canada
DateMay 20 2012 8:30 pm
EquipmentWO 66 SD, Canon XS, 100 iso. Manfrotto with 410 geared head.
DescriptionPartial eclipse of the sun setting over Lake Ontario, at Municipal Beach in Port Weller Ontario Canada
Date5/20/12 6:40 pm AZ time
DescriptionAttached picture is my eclipse watching with a tree. Tree leaves randomly make many pinholes. The viewing screen is my car. Years ago I watched a partial eclipse in New York under a maple tree. Thousands of small eclipse images on the ground. Yesterday I saw nothing on the ground. Looked up. The tree made eclipse images are on the car. The New York images were smaller because the ground was closer to the leaf made pinholes. The eclipse in New York was overhead. Yesterday the eclipse was near the horizon. The screen needs to be perpendicular to the image.
LocationBenbrook, Texas USA
DateMay 20, 2012 @ 8:15pm
EquipmentCanon Rebel Xsi, 100-300 5.6L at 300mm, 2x Converter
DescriptionSun set at Benbrook, Texas USA during May 20, 2012 eclipse.
LocationSignal Hil, CA
DateMay 20, 2012 7:50 PM PDT
EquipmentCelestron Firstscope 80 short tube refractor, 10mm EP.with a sun funnel projector
DescriptionLike the Cheshire Cat, the sun put on a smiling performance as seen projected on a "sun funnel" equipped telescope
LocationSoutheastern New Mexico
Date05/20/2012, 7:45PM MDT
EquipmentCanon Powershot S5
DescriptionAlthough the only cloud in the sky obscured our view of the "Ring Of Fire"from the edge of the Llano Estacado, we were able to observe this stunning spectacle just as the sun reached the horizon.
DateMay 20, 2012
DescriptionView of the annular eclipse from the Sandia Crest overlooking the city of Albuquerque.
PhotographerDr. P. Clay Sherrod
LocationPetit Jean Mountain, Arkansas
Date~8:10 p.m. CDT May 20
Equipment200mm Canon Telephoto Lens on Canon DSLR, no filter.
DescriptionThere could not have been a more spectacular and memory-provoking end to a warm Sunday in Arkansas: the spectacular sunset through high clouds in a fiery red sky over Mount Nebo as seen from the western bluffs of Petit Jean Mountain would have been enough to inspire even the dull at mind. But combine that with the Earth's moon moving ever-so-slowly eastward and beginning to cover up the setting sun, as though a giant celestial dragon was chomping at our sun, and nothing short of "wow" would do for the dozen or so spectators who had gathered atop the Palisades overlook to watch the partial solar eclipse setting in the western sky. At about 7:30 p.m. Petit Jean Time, the moon took its first "bite" out of the western edge of the sun as it was still high over Mount Nebo; within an hour, the sun was already setting and the moon had moved as far between the sun and our spectators as it was going to before setting quietly about 8:15 p.m. It was a partial solar eclipse for Arkansas, but for observers farther west, the eclipse was TOTAL, or annular, meaning that the moon had time to completely cover up the sun before it set and present it as a glowing ring of light over distant horizons. But nothing could have been as spectacular as the sight from Arkansas, and particular Petit Jean Mountain, with Mount Nebo, some 45 miles west, presenting a commanding silhouette in front of the far more distant sun.
LocationKansas City, MO
EquipmentOrion 4.5" SkyQuest Dobby
DescriptionAs the sun neared setting it became very orange before being lost in the clouds for my telescope, It then became very observable and lovely to the naked eye through the clouds.