Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last program update: June 20 2019

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...

Last update: May 25 2014


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Links to external websites

Maitland Downs - Glenn Schneider
Paul Gauguin 3rd contact by Melissa Kramer (video)
Joe Cali - composite reports from Australia
Port Douglas - Tora Greve
Eclipse video from Constantine Emmanouilidi
Palm Cove - Queensland (video)
Above the Clouds - Jay Pasachoff
Wetherby Station - Alson Wong
Pacific Dawn Cruise ship - Mark Sukhija (video)
Stratospheric view of eclipse from balloon (video)
Australia - Joerg Schoppy
Australia near Mareeba - Richard Hole
Maitland Downs Australia - SAROS group
The Outback - Ben Cooper
SAROS group video
CNN picture gallery
Pacific Jewel - a near miss
Palmer River Roadhouse - Northern Explorer Tours / Eclipse-Reisen Group.
Mareeba, Queensland - Stig Linander
Queensland aerial views (video)
New Zealand animation - Robert Brown (video)
Last update: May 25 2014
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