Skip to main content

Vote Now! Amazing Solar Eclipse Pictures of May 20,2012

Annular Solar Eclipse by Proba-2 Satellite


The European Space Agency's Proba-2 space weather satellite observed the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. The event was used to assess the intensity of stormy "active regions" across the sun's face and to check the performance of Proba-2's SWAP imager.

NEXT: Solar Eclipse Over Golden Gate Bridge

May 2012 Solar Eclipse Over Golden Gate Bridge

Mike Wall/

A "sun gun" shows an image of the partial solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 in San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge looms in the background.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: