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Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
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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

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