APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
User avatar
APOD Robot
Otto Posterman
Posts: 4688
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:27 am

APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat May 11, 2013 4:06 am

Image Cape York Annular Eclipse

Explanation: This week the shadow of the New Moon fell on planet Earth, crossing Queensland's Cape York in northern Australia ... for the second time in six months. On the morning of May 10, the Moon's apparent size was too small to completely cover the Sun though, revealing a "ring of fire" along the central path of the annular solar eclipse. Near mid-eclipse from Coen, Australia, a webcast team captured this telescopic snapshot of the annular phase. Taken with a hydrogen-alpha filter, the dramatic image finds the Moon's silhouette just within the solar disk, and the limb of the active Sun spiked with solar prominences. Still, after hosting back-to-back solar eclipses, northern Australia will miss the next and final solar eclipse of 2013. This November, a rare hybrid eclipse will track across the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa.

<< Previous APOD This Day in APOD Next APOD >>
[/b]

BDanielMayfield
Don't bring me down
Posts: 2524
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:24 am
AKA: Bruce
Location: East Idaho

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Sat May 11, 2013 4:44 am

Very nice APOD. Can someone explain why there is a bright yellow band around most of the moon in this image?
Just as zero is not equal to infinity, everything coming from nothing is illogical.

Boomer12k
:---[===] *
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:07 am

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat May 11, 2013 5:01 am

Prominent, Ring of Fire....you might say....


:---[===] *

ta152h0
Schooled
Posts: 1399
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:46 am
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by ta152h0 » Sat May 11, 2013 5:23 am

and this November comet Ison might share that particular event
Wolf Kotenberg

saturno2
Commander
Posts: 724
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by saturno2 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:39 am

Beautiful image

User avatar
LocalColor
Science Officer
Posts: 266
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:11 pm
Location: Central Idaho, USA

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by LocalColor » Sat May 11, 2013 5:23 pm

Wonderful photo! We live on the wrong side of the world for eclipses this year.

Vivien

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by Vivien » Tue May 14, 2013 3:59 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:Very nice APOD. Can someone explain why there is a bright yellow band around most of the moon in this image?
Maybe a very small lunar crescent : as this is begining of the eclipse, the right side of the sun still illuminates a small visible part of the moon.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 16669
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue May 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Vivien wrote:
BDanielMayfield wrote:Very nice APOD. Can someone explain why there is a bright yellow band around most of the moon in this image?
Maybe a very small lunar crescent : as this is begining of the eclipse, the right side of the sun still illuminates a small visible part of the moon.
The light reflected off the limb of the Moon can't possibly be any brighter than the light coming from the Sun itself!

I'd say it's a processing artifact, one which is pretty typical of sharpening, but might also be related to a masking operation.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
http://www.cloudbait.com