Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last update: August 25 2017

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