2012 Annular Solar Eclipse - Sunset 1
The partial phase of the eclipse (at magnitude 0.846) is captured as the Sun sets behind giant wind turbines of the San Juan Mesa Wind Farm.
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 - Sunset 1
- Date/Time: 2012 May 21 at 1:43:54 UTC
- Eclipse Circumstances: Altitude = 1.3°, Azimuth = 294.0°, HA = 6.88, Magnitude = 0.846, Obscuration = 0.781
- Location: Rt. 70, 3.5 miles southwest of Elida, NM (1.4 miles northeast of Central Line)
- Mount: Bogen 3001 Tripod
- Telescope: Sigma 170-500 APO Zoom (Focal Length = 500mm)
- Filter: None
- Camera: Nikon D90
- Exposure: 1/500s, f/8, ISO 200
- File Name: ASE2012-2036w.jpg
- Processing (Adobe Camera Raw): Color Balance, Exposure Adjustment
- Processing (Adobe Photoshop CS5): Curves, Graduated Filter
- 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.