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Photos: Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012

Binoculars for Eclipse Viewing at Griffith Observatory

Maxim Senin

Skywatcher Maxim Senin caught a photo of a person using binoculars to project the eclipse at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, May 20, 2012.

"Astronauts" Outside Folsom Stadium

Stephanie Pappas/SPACE.com

"Astronauts" pose for photos outside Folsom stadium at the University of Colorado (Boulder), during the eclipse viewing party on May 20, 2012.

Photographing the Eclipse at the University of Colorado

Stephanie Pappas/SPACE.com

A visitor uses eclipse glasses to photograph the sun during the eclipse viewing party at Folsom Stadium, University of Colorado (Boulder), on May 20, 2012.

Moon 1, Sun 0

Stephanie Pappas/SPACE.com

The solar eclipse is displayed on the scoreboard at Folsom Stadium at the University of Colorado (Boulder) during the eclipse viewing party on May 20, 2012.

SLOOH Space Camera Image of Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012

SLOOH LLC

SLOOH Space Camera's view of the solar eclipse on May 20, 2012, in California.

SLOOH Image of Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 from New Mexico

SLOOH LLC

SLOOH Space Camera's view of the solar eclipse on May 20, 2012, in New Mexico.

Annular Solar Eclipse Maximum - Hinode Satellite

JAXA/Hinode

This image taken by the Hinode satellite shows the annular solar eclipse at its maximum on May 20, 2012.

Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012, Map

StarDate (sancho_panza/Wikipedia)

This map shows the path of 'annularity,' with maximum eclipse (p.m., local time) for sites along the path. Areas outside the path of annularity will see a partial eclipse.

May 20, 2012, Annular Solar Eclipse Map

Nearly all North America gets at least a partial eclipse on May 20th, with the Moon taking a big bite out of the Sun. The eclipse will still be in progress at sunset for much of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Annular Solar Eclipse Track: May 20, 2012

Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC

This NASA graphic depicts the path of best viewing for the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

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