Monday, May 21, 2012

Eclipse 2012

  • Despite some cloud cover and a few sprinkles, skywatchers across Colorado got some spectacular views of the rare annular solar eclipse on Sunday evening.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • In an annular solar eclipse, the moon does not completely block the sun, but leaves a fiery ring around its circumference.
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  • Missed Sunday's partial solar eclipse? Or did you snap an awesome picture that you want to share? Either way, we've got you covered with our gallery of reader-submitted photos. (Click here). At 6:33 p.m.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • Once again, we are reminded about the wonder and beauty of nature here on earth. On May 20th, 2012 there was an annular eclipse that took place at the same time that the sun moved into the zodiac sign of Gemini. Every 29 1/2 days we have a new moon.
  • (Examiner)
  • If you weren't one of the devoted few who drove to Sequim to see the solar eclipse Sunday, you you shouldn't be too bummed out. You'll get another chance to witness an even rarer solar moment next Month, and this one will be visible from Seattle.
  • (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  • The 2012 eclipse didnt bring the end of the world, but it did bring out many interested viewers from around the world and across the Internet, including thousands in Utah.
  • (Deseret News)
  • Everyone outside this path saw varying magnitudes of partial eclipse. Sundays eclipse was the best chance to see this astronomy phenomenon in 2012; the next solar eclipse will occur on Nov.
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  • SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A driver who hit a mother and daughter crossing the street in South San Francisco is blaming the crash on glare from the "ring of fire" eclipse.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Western Washingtons view of Sundays solar eclipse was shrouded by cloudiness, but despite that, the KIRO 7 StormTracker was able to capture the moons shadow as it moved across the Pacific.
  • (KIRO-TV)
  • The joint JAXA/NASA Hinode mission captured this images of an annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, 2012. Eclipses are handy for scientists, who sometimes use the moons edge as a target to focus and calibrate their equipment.
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