Monday, May 21, 2012

Solar eclipse

  • For all the hype, the ring of fire solar eclipse Sunday put on quite a show. Millions of people watched the rare event, turning it into a party of sorts. And they took a lot of photos, which they posted on Facebook and Twitter.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Skywatchers by the millions looked up Sunday (May 20) when the moon hid most of the sun in a rare solar eclipse that created a dazzling ring of fire that was visible from Asia to the United States. An estimated 6.
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  • Across the country, the solar eclipse Sunday seemed to kindle an infectious enthusiasm for astronomy. In New Mexcios Chaco Canyon, Jay Anderson, a Canadian eclipse expert who runs the website Eclipser, marveled at the spectacle.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Sundays ring of fire solar eclipse may be history, but skywatchers have another stunning event to look forward to — next months historic Venus transit of the sun.
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  • (CNN)-- The shadow of the moon swept across the globe from Hong Kong to the Texas Panhandle as a rare annular solar eclipse began Monday morning in Asia and traversed the Pacific.
  • (CNN)
  • Yahoo! News asked readers to snap photos of Sundays eclipse. From China to the West Coast to the Great Plains, heres a sampling of their work. To add your own, along with a brief description, sign up with Yahoo! Contributor Network. From A.K.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Did you see the eclipse yesterday? In case of poor geographic location or general Sunday laziness, here's a time-lapse video showing the celestial event in its full glory.
  • (Wired News)
  • Even the stars were in awe of the solar eclipse Sunday! Celebs took to their Twitter accounts to share their experience of the rare ring of fire solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a bright ring around its edges.
  • (WonderWall)
  • From Asia to the coast of California, Sundays solar eclipse helped turn millions of eyes skyward. The annular eclipse, more poetically named the ring of fire by those who viewed it, almost, but not quite, blocked the totality of the sun.
  • (PC Magazine)
  • Panasonic Corporation, using its energy-solution technology, made a challenge to broadcast ECLIPSE LIVE FROM FUJIYAMA by SOLAR POWER to the world through live internet broadcasting.
  • (Yahoo Finance)

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