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

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