Photos: Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012

NLSI Watch Party


Brian Day, Director of Communication and Public Outreach, and NLSI Director Yvonne Pendleton, set up the telescopes on May 20, 2012..

Shadow of Moon from ISS During Eclipse

Don Pettit

This is one of a series of photos taken by Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station, showing a shadow of the moon created by the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse, as the shadow spreads across cloud cover on Earth. Pettit used a 28-mm lens on a digital still camera.

Solar Mosaic

Nick Rose

Skywatcher Nick Rose took this image on May 20, 2012 from Millbrae, Calif. Rose used a Canon 1D Mark III and a home made solar filter using Baader AstroSolar Safety Film.

Solar Eclipse Glen Canyon Poster

National Parks Service

This poster from the National Parks Service welcomes skywatchers to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to see the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012.

Green Glow Around Eclipse

Carl W. Templeton

This image of the annular solar eclipse was taken by Carl W. Templeton from Pebble beach in Crescent City, Calif.. on May 20, 2012.

Annular Solar Eclipse Seen by Hinode Satellite


This photo was taken by the sun-watching Hinode satellite two minutes before the end of the partial solar eclipse on May 20, 2012.

Edge of the Moon


the irregularities of the lunar limb profile (the “edge” of the Moon, as seen from a distance) caused by mountains, craters, valleys and other topographical features on the Moon, the rugged lunar limb topography allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places, and not in others. This image was taken from the Grand Canyon on May 20, 2012.

Eclipse Over Uncompahgre Peak

Michael Underwood

This image of the annular solar eclipse was taken by Michael Underwood from Uncompahgre Peak near Lake City, Colorado. . on May 20, 2012.

Eclipse Refracted

Homer Liwag

Homer Liwag of Las Vegas, NV took this shot of the eclipse with interesting refractions. Photo taken May 20, 2012.

Eclipse Projections


Skywatcher Adora sent in this photo of eclipsed sun images on an outdoor surface, taken May 20, 2012. No location given

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