Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay
Posted on 05/20/2012 6:06:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: What's happened to the setting Sun? An eclipse! In early 2009, the Moon eclipsed part of the Sun as visible from parts of Africa, Australia, and Asia. In particular the above image, taken from the Mall of Asia seawall, caught a partially eclipsed Sun setting over Manila Bay in the Philippines. Piers are visible in silhouette in the foreground. Eclipse chasers and well placed sky enthusiasts captured many other interesting and artistic images of the year's only annular solar eclipse, including movies, eclipse shadow arrays, and rings of fire. Today parts of the Sun again will become briefly blocked by the Moon, again visible to some as a partial eclipse of a setting Sun. A small swath of Earth, however, will be exposed to the unusual ring of fire effect when the Moon is completely surrounded by the glowing light of the slightly larger Sun.
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[Credit & Copyright: Armando Lee (Astron. League Philippines), F. Naelga Jr., 100 Hours of Astronomy (IYA2009)]
My luck — I am flying to NY today.
I used to live in California but even here in Dallas they will get a partial.
NY will see nothing :(
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Should be visible around 5-6 pm PDT today.
Ah.....Manila Bay. Best manila ice cream in the world is made there.
Great thread with excellent pics and information, Mr. Civilizations.
|Local Circumstances for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 May 20|
|Albuquerque, NM||6:28 PM||7:36 PM||*set*||5||291||93.3%|
|Austin, TX||7:35 PM||8:20 PM||*set*||0||294||68.3%|
|Birmingham, AL||7:30 PM||7:43 PM||*set*||0||295||21.2%|
|Boise, ID||6:12 PM||7:25 PM||8:31 PM||17||282||86.4%|
|Buffalo, NY||8:20 PM||8:35 PM||*set*||0||299||22.7%|
|Chicago, IL||7:22 PM||8:08 PM||*set*||0||298||61.5%|
|Cincinnati, OH||8:24 PM||8:47 PM||*set*||0||297||34.8%|
|Dallas, TX||7:32 PM||8:21 PM||*set*||0||295||75.1%|
|Denver, CO||6:23 PM||7:30 PM||*set*||7||291||85.5%|
|Des Moines, IA||7:23 PM||8:24 PM||*set*||1||297||73.4%|
|Detroit, MI||8:21 PM||8:51 PM||*set*||0||298||41.9%|
|El Paso, TX||7:33 PM||8:40 PM||*set*||3||292||89.6%|
|Eureka, CA||5:10 PM||6:28 PM||7:37 PM||21||279||93.7%||03m59s|
|Flagstaff, AZ||5:27 PM||6:37 PM||*set*||9||289||92.9%|
|Flint, MI||8:21 PM||8:55 PM||*set*||0||299||47.8%|
|Honolulu, HI||3:03 PM||4:12 PM||5:11 PM||52||276||18.1%|
|Houston, TX||7:35 PM||8:09 PM||*set*||0||294||52.3%|
|Indianapolis, IN||8:24 PM||8:56 PM||*set*||0||297||46.8%|
|Jackson, MS||7:31 PM||7:54 PM||*set*||0||295||34.8%|
|Kansas City||7:25 PM||8:27 PM||*set*||0||297||78.8%|
|Lincoln, NE||7:23 PM||8:26 PM||*set*||2||295||77.1%|
|Little Rock, AR||7:29 PM||8:08 PM||*set*||0||295||58.3%|
|Los Angeles, CA||5:25 PM||6:38 PM||7:43 PM||13||286||84.8%|
|Louisville, KY||8:25 PM||8:50 PM||*set*||0||297||37.7%|
|Lubbock, TX||7:31 PM||8:36 PM||*set*||1||294||93.1%||04m13s|
|Madison, WI||7:21 PM||8:18 PM||*set*||0||299||67.6%|
|Medford, OR||5:08 PM||6:26 PM||7:34 PM||21||279||93.6%||02m46s|
|Memphis, TN||7:29 PM||8:00 PM||*set*||0||295||47.4%|
|Milwaukee, WI||7:21 PM||8:12 PM||*set*||0||299||64.4%|
|Minneapolis, MN||7:19 PM||8:20 PM||*set*||3||296||67.1%|
|Nashville, TN||7:27 PM||7:49 PM||*set*||0||296||33.6%|
|Oklahoma City||7:29 PM||8:30 PM||*set*||0||296||87.7%|
|Omaha, NE||7:23 PM||8:25 PM||*set*||2||296||75.7%|
|Phoenix, AZ||5:29 PM||6:39 PM||*set*||8||289||88.7%|
|Portland, OR||5:04 PM||6:21 PM||7:29 PM||22||277||87.3%|
|Reno, NV||6:15 PM||7:31 PM||8:37 PM||17||282||93.6%||04m26s|
|Riverside, CA||5:26 PM||6:38 PM||7:42 PM||13||286||85.3%|
|Sacramento, CA||5:15 PM||6:32 PM||7:39 PM||18||282||92.3%|
|Salem, OR||5:05 PM||6:22 PM||7:30 PM||22||277||88.8%|
|Salt Lake City, UT||6:19 PM||7:29 PM||8:33 PM||12||286||88.9%|
|San Antonio, TX||7:36 PM||8:21 PM||*set*||0||294||68.1%|
|San Diego, CA||5:28 PM||6:40 PM||*set*||12||287||82.6%|
|San Francisco, CA||5:16 PM||6:33 PM||7:40 PM||19||282||89.7%|
|San Jose, CA||5:17 PM||6:33 PM||7:40 PM||18||282||89.2%|
|Santa Fe, NM||6:28 PM||7:35 PM||*set*||5||291||93.2%||03m33s|
|Seattle, WA||5:02 PM||6:18 PM||7:26 PM||23||276||82.8%|
|Springfield, IL||7:24 PM||8:10 PM||*set*||0||297||64.3%|
|St. Louis, MO||7:25 PM||8:09 PM||*set*||0||297||63.0%|
|St. Paul, MN||7:19 PM||8:20 PM||*set*||3||296||67.0%|
|Toledo, OH||8:22 PM||8:51 PM||*set*||0||298||41.4%|
|Topeka, KS||7:25 PM||8:28 PM||*set*||1||296||79.7%|
|Tulsa, OK||7:28 PM||8:26 PM||*set*||0||296||83.1%|
And they push the outside of the envelope there.
Thanks mikrofon for the schedule, and thanks ProtectOurFreedom for the map.
You’re welcome ... unfortunately, some of the Table formatting was lost in posting making it less readable.
Thanks for the table of info!
I made a special eclipse viewing box just for the occasion!
Instructions can be found here:
It’s overcast here, beautiful evening, but can’t spot the disks.
I’m trying to get some video. If it turns out maybe I’ll get a couple of screenshots.
Following a live feed on http://events.slooh.com/
Thanks for the link. I was just thinking of seeing if there was a stream. And here it is. Wonderful.
Here are a couple of shots. I taped the beat up glass from my welding helmet over my crappy Sony Handycam and put it on a tripod. So I was watching the eclipse on the screen.
Not award winning photos for sure. But they are mine.
Ping to post 20.
“Not award winning photos for sure. But they are mine.”
They are great pics...and neat that you are in Manila to get them your self! I applaud you! A+++
And I know the difficulty of getting good eclipse pics...been ‘there’ done that...mine was at the Griffith’s Park Observatory in the late 70’s, early 80’s.
Manila? Don’t I wish. No, I’m in Idaho. It was about 78% here. How much of a downgrade do I get? ;-)
Western Kansas checking in. Clear skys untill a few minutes after the peak, but it was pert near sundown by then.
LOL, your location has nothing to do with quality of pics. Still A+++ :)
There was a big cloud moved over and I didn't think I got any of the peak, but when I was reviewing it I did for a few seconds. Pretty happy about it.
Are those binoculars, Delta?
Here in the East SF Bay Area viewing was good. Started 5:16 and peak was at 6:33. Made a fancy pinhole viewing box and then decided, aw why not, poked a hole in scrap cardboard and saw the same view projected on the wall of a building. Very slim crescent at the peak. The big walnut tree in the neighbor’s yard was throwing faint sickle-shaped shadows through its leaves and they looked like the ripples of running water.
It’s fun to observe the local bird life during a solar eclipse. First they start peeping nervously, then they shut up, then when the eclipse is past its peak they break out the morning songs. :)
Not award winning? You have my award for saving me from missing it entirely. And those are great pictures, too!
Thank you for the ping. We were supposed to be able to see a bit of the eclipse at sunset, but as usual, it got cloudy.
Ohio - the second-cloudiest state after Washington. We even beat Oregon.
It’s really cool to see the pictures, the only way we can see most sky phenomena.
Here's about as good as it got for us in Scotts Valley.
well, maybe a little better than this, but by then the sun had dipped below the treeline
Hey, nice! Thanks bhf!