Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last program update: December 01 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...

Last update: May 25 2014


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Links to external websites

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