Saturday, May 11, 2013

"An Awesome Annular Eclipse!"

A rising annular eclipse as witnessed by Geoff Sims (@Beyond_Beneath) from the Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia [Geoff Sims/Universe Today].

Images and Videos from Earth and Space

David Dickinson
Universe Today

A spectacular annular eclipse of the Sun was witnessed across Australia and the southern Pacific region early today. Morning dawned mostly clear across the Australian continent, and those who journeyed out to meet the antumbra of the Moon as the Sun rose across the Great Sandy Desert and the Cape York Peninsula were not disappointed. The rest of us watched worldwide on as Slooh and a scattering of other ad-hoc broadcasts delivered the celestial event to us via the web.

This was a challenging one. Although partial phases of the eclipse was visible across the entirety of Australia, Hawaii, and as far north as the Philippines and as far south as New Zealand, the track of annularity passed over some very remote locales. Stable Internet connections were scarce, and many photos and videos are still trickling in as die-hard eclipse chasers return “from the Bush.”

Read the full article, HERE.

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