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Photos: Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012

Sun and Moon Nearing Each Other

Makayla Callister

This image of the annular solar eclipse was taken by Makayla Callister from Phoenix, Ariz. on May 20, 2012.

Eclipse Over Mount Shasta

Richard Plom

Skywatcher Richard Plom took this image on May 20, 2012 from Siskiyou County, Calif.

Eclipse from Los Angeles Bill Hood

Bill Hood

Amateur Astronomer Bill Hood took this photo of the annular solar eclipse from Los Angeles on May 20, 2012. Hood used a Nikon D300 and a 300mm f/2.8 lens to capture the stunning image.

Eclipse in Colors

Kasandra McKinney

Skywatcher Kasandra McKinney took this image on May 20, 2012 from San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Annular Solar Eclipse - Hinode Satellite

JAXA/Hinode

This image, taken by the sun-watching Hinode satellite, was taken two minutes after the start of the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012.

Annular Solar Eclipse Among Palms

Chris Fabri

Skywatcher Chris Fabri took this image of the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012 from North Phoenix. He took the image as the sun gave its last view before setting.

Annular Solar Eclipse from the Clouds

Jina Green

Skywatcher Jina Gren took this image on May 20, 2012 from Weed, California.

Annular Solar Eclipse Bathed in Green Light

Shawn Vasquez

Skywatcher Shawn Vasquez took this image of the annular solar eclipse from Nipomo, California on May 20, 2012.

Eclipse from Nebraska

Dave Pierce

Skywatcher Dave Pierce took this image of the annular solar eclipse from Aurora, Nebraska on May 20, 2012. He used an Olympus Camedia 4000 digital camera with a #14 welders glass.

May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse from Zion National Park

Geoff Horner/Geoff Horner PhotoArt

Geoff Horner snapped this photo of the May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse from Utah's Zion National Park. It was taken with a Nikon D90, using a 300mm lens with 11-stop ND filter.

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