2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Annular Phase 2
The annular phase of the eclipse beins (North is up). Because the camera is on an equatorial mounted telescope, the direction of the zenith is at the ~10 o'clock position (position angle Q = 54°, measured couterclockwise from North (up)).
The eclipse magnitude is the fraction of the Sun's diameter occulted by the Moon, while the eclipse obscuration is the fraction of the Sun's area occulted by the Moon
Additional photos can be seen at: 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery.
For more information on this event, see: NASA's 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse Page.
- Object: 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Magnitude 0.938
- Date/Time: 2012 May 21 at 1:34:34 UTC
- Eclipse Circumstances: Altitude = 2.9°, Azimuth = 292.7°, HA = 6.72, Magnitude = 0.938, Obscuration = 0.869
- Location: Rt. 70, 3.5 miles southwest of Elida, NM (1.4 miles northeast of Central Line)
- Mount: Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount
- Telescope: Vixen 90mm F/9 Fluorite Refractor (Focal Length = 810mm)
- Filter: Thousand Oaks Full Aperture Type 3+ Glass Solar Filter
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Exposure: 1/250s, f/9, ISO 400
- File Name: ASE2012-1163w.jpg
- Processing (Adobe Camera Raw): Color Balance, Exposure Adjustment
- Processing (Adobe Photoshop CS5): Curves
- Original Image Size: 2848 x 4288 pixels (12.2 MP); 9.5" x 14.3" @ 300 dpi
- Rights: Copyright 2012 by Fred Espenak. All Rights Reserved. See: Image Licensing.