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Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last update: 9 AUG 2014 BK
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Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse

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A round corona with several bright prominences was a dazzling view for those lucky enough to be under the right conditions. The inner corona was very bright and evenly distributed out to half a lunar radius with a helmut structure visible above a prominence that appeared around third contact. The corona was visible out to about three lunar diameters in all directions with five spikes extending another two diameters faintly visible in binoculars. At second contact several bright prominences could be seen with one arching across the chromosphere. The bright prominence at third contact pointed towards the first beads for those along the central most part of the path and appeared as if detached by some observers. It was a flowery eye in the sky and most lovely to behold.  More...


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SAROS group video
CNN picture gallery
Mareeba, Queensland - Stig Linander
Maitland Downs - Glenn Schneider
Port Douglas - Tora Greve
The Outback - Ben Cooper
Above the Clouds - Jay Pasachoff
Palm Cove - Queensland (video)
Queensland aerial views (video)
New Zealand animation - Robert Brown (video)
Pacific Jewel - a near miss
Maitland Downs Australia - SAROS group
Paul Gauguin 3rd contact by Melissa Kramer (video)
Stratospheric view of eclipse from balloon (video)
Pacific Dawn Cruise ship - Mark Sukhija (video)
Australia near Mareeba - Richard Hole
Wetherby Station - Alson Wong
Eclipse video from Constantine Emmanouilidi
Palmer River Roadhouse - Northern Explorer Tours / Eclipse-Reisen Group.
Australia - Joerg Schoppy
Joe Cali - composite reports from Australia
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