Annular Solar Eclipse on May 21, 2012 (Review)

Date & Time: May 21, 2012
Optical: PENTAX 7.5cm(2.9") ED refractor with PowerMate 2.5X (f=1250mm, F16.7)
with BaaderPlanetarium AstroSolar filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO400, White Balance...Daylight

Annular solar eclipse
on May 21, 2012

Time table at observed point
Saros seriesNo.128, Member: 58 of 73
Maximum magnitude0.961
1st contact
(Start of eclipse)
06:20:40.4 JST(+0900)
2nd contact
(Start of annulus)
07:34:27.2 JST(+0900)
Maximum eclipse07:36:50.7 JST(+0900)
3rd contact
(End of annulus)
07:39:14.3 JST(+0900)
4th contact
(End of eclipse)
09:05:42.8 JST(+0900)
This page shows you a review image of annular solar eclipse observed at Japan, northern Pacific, and west coast of USA on May 21, 2012. At Pacific coast of Japan, we could observe almost all progress of the eclipse although small clouds sometimes covered the sun. The image has been displayed by turning celestial north direction upward, left and right images have captured at the second contact and maximum eclipse, respectively.

Other images of this solar eclipse have been displayed on and after the next page.

Total Solar Eclipse in Shanghai (Jul 22, 2009)

Progress of Annular Solar Eclipse (May 21, 2012)

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