Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Solar Eclipse in East Asia and North America May 2012

Clouds permitted, we will be observing a solar eclipse this weekend on 20-21st May 2012.
The track of solar eclipse created by NASA. Source

More info at:,_2012

The Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 May 20/21
See the interactive Google Map here:

Update: We came up to higher ground and waited for the Eclipse time. Only to be disappointed. My colleague Marc referenced it as Murphy's law striking.
Screenshot of Eclipse behind the clouds. Credit: Dr. Marc Hairston. 
Yes, there is an app for that! (See my android astronomy here.)
 After about an hour, I gave up and turned towards home. Then the Sun peeked from a space between the clouds! It was just before the sun was setting. I captured the moment with my cell.
 Left: no filter. Right: through the dark glasses.