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May 20th 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse fast approaching

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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 10:25 PM

On May 21, 2012, an annular solar eclipse begins over southeast China and passes over Japan. When the eclipse crosses the International Date Line, the local date becomes May 20. The eclipse then enters the California/Oregon border, passes in the late afternoon over Nevada, Utah, Arizona, a corner of Colorado, New Mexico, and ends at sunset in Texas.


I'm really looking forward to photographing the event. Will most likely be at Moran Point at the Grand Canyon (south rim). I'm sure it will be crowded, but will have a GREAT view down the canyon from the southeast as the eclipse happens, and then sets still partially covered.

Anyone else looking forward to this event?
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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:18 AM
I am now, thanks!
of course it will only be partial in norther Oregon, but it'll be cool!

posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:51 AM
I wish we could maximize the map. Will people in Florida be able to see it? I've been looking forward for this for awhile.

posted on May, 12 2012 @ 07:13 PM
reply to post by Nakor

Nope, I'm afraid those of us on the east coast will miss out on this.

posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:57 AM
Since this is coming up this weekend I wanted to give it a bump.

Here is a video explaining where, when and how to view the eclipse.

Hope some of our members can take some photos and share!


posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:08 PM
Solar filter arrived today! Should be able to get a few good images with this setup now...

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by gavron

Not long to go now..
I wish I could see this one,but I am in the wrong part of the world.
This article is saying the ring of fire effect may be seen for up to 4 and a half minutes in certain parts of the US!!

The "path of annularity" where this occurs is only about 200 miles wide,but it stretches almost halfway around the world passing many population centers en route:
Tokyo, Japan; Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas.
In those locations the ring of fire phenomenon will be visible for as much as 4 and a half minutes.
Awesome alignment.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 10:29 PM
Shots from the Grand Canyon...

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