Monday, May 21, 2012

Eclipse Eclipsed

I was in the right place at the right time for a good view of the annular eclipse on Sunday, with a 71.2 % obscuration predicted for our latitude and longitude--out of a total of 88%. But then the clouds rolled in a few hours before the show was to begin.

There were a couple of moments when I thought they might part and afford a brief glimpse.

But no.

That did happen in Taipe, Taiwan for this AP photographer, who managed this nice shot.


NASA, though, came through with some spectacular photos. They have their ways. This is of the May 20 eclipse as it was beginning.


I could not confirm that this photo is of the May 20 eclipse. But it's a helluva shot.


Next chance: August 21, 2017. That one will be a total eclipse. Make your plans now.


  1. NASA, they have the tools. Great photos.

  2. That's OK, Jim. I've got you covered.