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Photos: Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012

Eclipse Caught from China

Andikara Soenarto

Astrophotographer Andikara Soenarto took this image of the annular solar eclipse from Suzhou, China on May 21, 2012. Soenarto used a double CPL filter to capture the event through the clouds.

Solar Eclipse of 5/20/2012: Partial Eclipse Shadows

Audey Shen

Skywatcher Audey Shen snapped this view of shadows from a partial solar eclipse cast his backyard fence in Palo Alto, Calif., on the May 20, 2012. Shen is a 10th grader at Henry M. Gunn High School.

Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012, over Japan

Tom Bridges

Skywatcher Tom Bridges took this photo of the solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. He writes: "I live in Tokyo on the 25th floor of a building. The weather was partly cloudy…. I did not use any filters (due to the clouds helping out). This is just what I got on my Nikon D5100."

Sunset Solar Eclipse, 5/20/2012: Sam Border

Sam Border

Skywatcher Sam Border snapped this photo of a partial solar eclipse as it appeared at sunset near Blue Grass, Iowa on May 20, 2012.

Solar Eclipse of 5/20/2012: Robin Shadows

David M.

Skywatcher David M. captured this view of crescent shadows cast on a robin by the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 from Denver, Colo.

Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012, over Japan #2

Tom Bridges

Skywatcher Tom Bridges took this photo of the solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. He writes: "I live in Tokyo on the 25th floor of a building. The weather was partly cloudy…. I did not use any filters (due to the clouds helping out). This is just what I got on my Nikon D5100."

Annular Solar Eclipse From Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M.

National Parks Service

This still image from a National Parks Service webcast shows the annular solar eclipse from the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M.

Solar Eclipse of 5/20/2012: Partial Eclipse Shadows

Audey Shen

Skywatcher Audey Shen snapped this view of shadows from a partial solar eclipse cast his backyard fence in Palo Alto, Calif., on the May 20, 2012. Shen is a 10th grader at Henry M. Gunn High School.

Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012 - Derek Meche

Derek Meche

Skywatcher Derek Meche took these photos of the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012 from Lafayette, La.

Annular Solar Eclipse From Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M.

National Parks Service

This view of the annular solar eclipse from the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, N.M. was part of the National Parks Service webcast.

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