APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

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APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby APOD Robot » Sun May 20, 2012 4:06 am

Image A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay

Explanation: What's happened to the setting Sun? An eclipse! In early 2009, the Moon eclipsed part of the Sun as visible from parts of Africa, Australia, and Asia. In particular the above image, taken from the Mall of Asia seawall, caught a partially eclipsed Sun setting over Manila Bay in the Philippines. Piers are visible in silhouette in the foreground. Eclipse chasers and well placed sky enthusiasts captured many other interesting and artistic images of the year's only annular solar eclipse, including movies, eclipse shadow arrays, and rings of fire. Today parts of the Sun again will become briefly blocked by the Moon, again visible to some as a partial eclipse of a setting Sun. A small swath of Earth, however, will be exposed to the unusual ring of fire effect when the Moon is completely surrounded by the glowing light of the slightly larger Sun.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby bystander » Sun May 20, 2012 4:10 am

See previous partial and annular eclipses from APOD:
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Submit your images of the 2012 May 20 Solar Eclipse:
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For more information on the 2012 May 20 Solar Eclipse:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby orin stepanek » Sun May 20, 2012 11:21 am

Today's pic.; Awesome! 8-) :thumb_up: :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby Beyond » Sun May 20, 2012 1:53 pm

It is rather neat to see a cresent sun once in a while. :yes:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby Ann » Sun May 20, 2012 2:34 pm

So I'm not the greatest fan of the color red, but this sky is fantastic. Note, at the top of the crescent Sun, how the color changes from red to pink to yellow. And bearing in mind what we are actually seeing, our satellite, the Moon, partly covering our star, the Sun, makes the picture even more fantastic.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby biddie67 » Sun May 20, 2012 3:20 pm

Very dramatic photo!!

I loved the link under "be exposed" in the last sentence of today's APOD.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay (2012 May 20)

Postby Estifdus » Mon May 21, 2012 5:23 am

Partial Eclipse: :shock: AWESOME!!


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