Photo Gallery:Annular Solar Eclipse (May 20, 2012)
Annular Solar Eclipse (May 20, 2012)
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Location15 miles east of Fort Sumner, NM.
DateMay, 20, 2012. 7:37 PM
EquipmentNikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens set at 200mm.
DescriptionFinally capturing this event was a fun adventure in finding the right location. I chose this image from my sequence because it shows Baily's Beads in the upper left quadrant which are caused by the mountains and vallys on the moon's surface.
LocationVLA, New Mexico
DateMay 20, 2012
EquipmentCanon 1DMkIV, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L, EF Ext 1.4II, 8X ND filter
DescriptionAnnular eclipse at New Mexico's Very Large Array on May 20, 2012
DateMay 20, 2012
EquipmentCanon 60D DSLR, 70-300mm lens at 300mm and f/5.6, Baader Solar Filter
DescriptionThis photo shows a series of images taken during the May 20, 2012 annular eclipse as seen less than a mile from the centerline of annularity in Alburquerque, NM.
LocationMarikina City, Philippines
DateMay 21, 2012
EquipmentImage taken with a hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 digital camera on a Galileoscope with Baader 5.0 ND solar filter
DescriptionImage shows the progression of the partial eclipse of the Sun over the Philippines last May 21, 2012 beginning from the maximum eclipse up to the final phase.
PhotographerJimmy and Linda Westlake
Locationnear Sundown, Texas
DateSunday May 20, 2012 @ 8:37 PM CDT
EquipmentThis image was taken with a tripod-mounted Fuji FinePix S2 digital camera at ISO 400, a 1/350 sec exposure using a 300 mm Nikkor telephoto lens at f8.
DescriptionRight place, right time, right equipment. The eclipsed sun's "ring of fire" is almost perfectly aligned with a distant windmill, spinning in the evening breeze.
LocationFrenchman Lake, Plumas National Forest, CA, U.S.
Date05/20/2012, 17:10:07 -- 19:40:07
EquipmentCanon EOS XSi (450D) / 28mm / D5 solar filter
DescriptionThe multiple exposures with the 5 minute interval follow the progress of the annular solar eclipse. The ring-shaped annular phase is shown near in the center of the picture.
PhotographerGary K Froehlich
Date5/20/2012 -- 8:44 PM CDT
EquipmentNikon D3X with 600mm f/4 Nikkor lens
DescriptionI wanted to capture the Sun at mid-annularity with foreground objects at a similar apparent size. The Sun would be near the horizon at mid-annularity on its centerline near Fluvanna, TX. The foreground objects had to be far away (for depth of field considerations) and very tall (to be the same apparent size). I found a position where tall wind turbines, some 6 miles away, were at the correct azimuth. I asked a local farmer for permission to set up there. (Later, Mike Meyer from Kansas asked the farmer where a good spot might be, and was directed to me).
Date2012 05-20 18:33,
EquipmentHTC cell phone
DescriptionThis photo is 1 of 3 in succsession of th eclipse on 5/20 2012,each photo shows what I think must be muercury in 3 different positions in relation to the sun.This body could not be seen thru my filtered goggles as I watched the eclipse,the photos caught what I hope is mercury,but the eclipse is gone,what happened? COOL!
DateMay 20, 2012, evening
EquipmentPhotos were shot using a Canon Digital Rebel T3i mounted to a classic Questar 3.5" telescope with partial-aperture solar filter. Manually tracked on a fixed tripod.
DescriptionThis compilation shows the May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse as seen from Albuquerque, NM, from start to sunset. Photos were shot at Mesa del Sol in the company of a great group of amateur astronomers, all brought together by the eclipse.
LocationBrandy Creek Beach, Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area, near Redding CA
DateMay 20, 2012
Equipment- Canon Rebel XTi, with 18-55mm lens set on 21mm. - Solar image: Baader solar filter (visual), all at ISO 200, most at 1/250 sec at f/5.6. - Foreground image: unfiltered, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, f/8.0.
DescriptionThis is a composite image of the eclipse. All frames taken with the camera in a fixed position. The average spacing between solar images is 5 minutes and the sequence is centered on annularity. The next to last 4 solar images were clouded out, but right near C4, the sun briefly reappeared in a gap, so the final solar image is just visible in the low cloud. The foreground frame was taken 33 minutes before first contact, hence the glare from the sun on the upper left. The various clouds in the sky are representative of that afternoon.