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Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Programmer: Bill Kramer
Last update: February 22 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
Australia - Joerg Schoppy
Maitland Downs Australia - SAROS group
MCKAY CAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF - Patrick Poitevin
Wetherby Station - Alson Wong
Queensland aerial views (video)
Maitland Downs - Glenn Schneider
Mareeba, Queensland - Stig Linander
Eclipse video from Constantine Emmanouilidi
Australia near Mareeba - Richard Hole
SAROS group video
Stratospheric view of eclipse from balloon (video)
The Outback - Ben Cooper
Palm Cove - Queensland (video)
Pacific Dawn Cruise ship - Mark Sukhija (video)
Joe Cali - composite reports from Australia
New Zealand animation - Robert Brown (video)
Palmer River Roadhouse - Northern Explorer Tours / Eclipse-Reisen Group.
Paul Gauguin 3rd contact by Melissa Kramer (video)
Port Douglas - Tora Greve
CNN picture gallery
Above the Clouds - Jay Pasachoff
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