APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

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APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue May 22, 2012 4:06 am

Image A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas

Explanation: It was a typical Texas sunset except that most of the Sun was missing. The location of the missing piece of the Sun was not a mystery -- it was behind the Moon. Sunday night's partial eclipse of the Sun by the Moon turned into one of the best photographed astronomical events in history. Gallery after online gallery is posting just one amazing eclipse image after another. Pictured above is possibly one of the more interesting posted images -- a partially eclipsed Sun setting in a reddened sky behind brush and a windmill. The image was taken Sunday night from about 20 miles west of Sundown, Texas, USA, just after the ring of fire effect was broken by the Moon moving away from the center of the Sun. Coming early next month is an astronomical event that holds promise to be even more photographed -- the last partial eclipse of the Sun by Venus until the year 2117.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by Beyond » Tue May 22, 2012 4:28 am

The moon, the sun. A sea lion and a dog wearing eclipse glasses. It sure is a busy APOD today! But today's APOD is supposed to be eclipsed by tomorrow's. We'll have to wait and see about that. :yes:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by Moonlady » Tue May 22, 2012 11:00 am

Beautiful :!:

It is yellow, it's curved and makes happy, that must be a:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCn_-jiaUpw

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue May 22, 2012 1:10 pm

Many eclipse pictures in the links today! All pictures are very neat! 8-) And today's APOD; an eclipse picture taken at sundown near Sundown Texas. Imagine that! :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by Ann » Tue May 22, 2012 5:41 pm

Indeed, today's APOD looks great, and the links are splendid!

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2012 May 22)

Post by Space_Cowboy » Wed May 23, 2012 3:05 am

Thank you all for your wonderful pictures of the eclipse! As I live in the US east, they are the only way I could view the spectacle.