Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last update: April 17 2015

Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse


Eclipse Chaser Reports

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.  


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Second Contact - courtesy of Alson Wong
- courtesy of Alessandro Pessi
Eclipse detail of region near Cairns and Port Douglas.
Corona Composite - courtesy of Alson Wong
taken from the deck of the Paul Gauguin - courtesy of susan petry
- courtesy of Steed Yu
The stars during the eclipse as seen from Cairns - Venus will be visible i...
- courtesy of Alessandro Pessi
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
Third Contact - courtesy of Alson Wong
Eclipse detail of region near Port Douglas.
cromosphere - courtesy of Oscar Martin
14 Nov 2012, 07:11:56 AEST, 1/90 sec, f/26, ISO 2000, effective fl/1680 mm,...
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
Second Contact with a videocamera - courtesy of Oscar Martin
Partial eclipse after C3. Cannon 400mm and solar filter. - courtesy of Deni...
Partial Eclipse with Canon 400mm (cropped) and solar filter. - courtesy of ...
The clouds closing in at the end of totality - courtesy of Gerard Lazarus
- courtesy of Alexander Manannikov
Diamond Ring at third contact. Photographed from the M/S Paul Gauguin. - co...
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
Second Contact from the M/S Paul Gauguin, south of New Caledonia. - courtes...
- courtesy of Dominik Krupa [www.eclipses.strefa.pl]
- courtesy of Alexander Manannikov
Wide angle view of eclipse from the Paul Gauguin - courtesy of Bill Kramer ...
North of Palm Cove,Cairns,lucky hole when C2,not missing any seconds. - co...
Totality - courtesy of Oscar Martin
C2 plus a few seconds as the prominences are still visible. Canon 400mm han...
Diamond ring with lens flaring. Handheld on board the Paul Gauguin. - court...
- courtesy of Alexander Manannikov
- courtesy of Alexander Manannikov
Detail of inner corona. Photographed from the M/S Paul Gauguin. - courtesy ...
- courtesy of Alexander Manannikov
Canon 400mm handheld on board the Paul Gauguin cruise ship. - courtesy of D...
Inner corona, as seen from the M/S Paul Gauguin. - courtesy of Jim Gardepe
- courtesy of Oscar Martin

Links to external websites

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