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Report and Images of the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
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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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Queensland aerial views (video)
Above the Clouds - Jay Pasachoff
SAROS group video
Australia - Joerg Schoppy
CNN picture gallery
Palmer River Roadhouse - Northern Explorer Tours / Eclipse-Reisen Group.
Pacific Jewel - a near miss
Eclipse video from Constantine Emmanouilidi
The Outback - Ben Cooper
Pacific Dawn Cruise ship - Mark Sukhija (video)
Mareeba, Queensland - Stig Linander
Maitland Downs Australia - SAROS group
Stratospheric view of eclipse from balloon (video)
New Zealand animation - Robert Brown (video)
Joe Cali - composite reports from Australia
Wetherby Station - Alson Wong
Palm Cove - Queensland (video)
Australia near Mareeba - Richard Hole
Maitland Downs - Glenn Schneider
Port Douglas - Tora Greve
Paul Gauguin 3rd contact by Melissa Kramer (video)
MCKAY CAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF - Patrick Poitevin
Last update: May 25 2014
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