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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay
NASA ^ | May 20, 2012 | (see photo credit)

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.

May 20, 2012

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: africa; apod; asia; astronomy; australia; eclipse; philippines; science
[Credit & Copyright: Armando Lee (Astron. League Philippines), F. Naelga Jr., 100 Hours of Astronomy (IYA2009)]

1 posted on 05/20/2012 6:06:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Remember, there's an eclipse today:

2 posted on 05/20/2012 6:07:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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 :(


3 posted on 05/20/2012 6:11:29 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: freedumb2003
I must have gotten your luck - sorry, man. I was sent on a last-minute business trip to Huntsville, Alabama in Central Time from New Hampshire in far Eastern Time, and if the weather holds, this photo from yesterday evening will be the tapestry on which the eclipse is drawn:


4 posted on 05/20/2012 6:36:40 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...

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Should be visible around 5-6 pm PDT today.

5 posted on 05/20/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freedumb2003
Here's the path for today. Us folk in the SF Bay Area need to get up to Reno to see the max.



6 posted on 05/20/2012 7:00:10 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SunkenCiv

Ah.....Manila Bay. Best manila ice cream in the world is made there.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 10:16:48 AM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Great thread with excellent pics and information, Mr. Civilizations.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv
Local Circumstances for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 May 20 
At Maximum
U.S. Location  Begins  Max.  Ends  Alt° Azm° Mag.  Annularity
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%  

9 posted on 05/20/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by mikrofon (Astro BUMP)
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To: jmax

And they push the outside of the envelope there.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mikrofon; ProtectOurFreedom; freedumb2003; jmax; martin_fierro; mvpel; TheOldLady

Thanks mikrofon for the schedule, and thanks ProtectOurFreedom for the map.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome ... unfortunately, some of the Table formatting was lost in posting making it less readable.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: mikrofon

Thanks for the table of info!

I made a special eclipse viewing box just for the occasion!

Instructions can be found here:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how.html


13 posted on 05/20/2012 2:36:14 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: mikrofon

It’s overcast here, beautiful evening, but can’t spot the disks.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 5:24:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AlexW

(bump)


15 posted on 05/20/2012 5:28:43 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m trying to get some video. If it turns out maybe I’ll get a couple of screenshots.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 5:42:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: SunkenCiv

Following a live feed on http://events.slooh.com/


17 posted on 05/20/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: mikrofon

Thanks for the link. I was just thinking of seeing if there was a stream. And here it is. Wonderful.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

Excellent!


19 posted on 05/20/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Dang BIG cloud moved over through the peak. Oh well.

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.

20 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: TheOldLady

Ping to post 20.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 8:06:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

“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.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 8:13:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Manila? Don’t I wish. No, I’m in Idaho. It was about 78% here. How much of a downgrade do I get? ;-)


23 posted on 05/20/2012 8:25:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred
That middle one is cool!

Western Kansas checking in. Clear skys untill a few minutes after the peak, but it was pert near sundown by then.

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24 posted on 05/20/2012 8:25:26 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL, your location has nothing to do with quality of pics. Still A+++ :)


25 posted on 05/20/2012 8:30:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Delta 21; GGpaX4DumpedTea; SunkenCiv; TheOldLady; thecodont; martin_fierro
That middle one is cool!

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?

26 posted on 05/20/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

Nice pictures!

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. :)


27 posted on 05/20/2012 8:58:09 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: bigheadfred
Had my pin hole box and camera and all the supplys I thought I needed. Good thing I forgot these in the glovebox. They made the whole thing worth while.
28 posted on 05/20/2012 9:58:05 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: bigheadfred

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.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 3:02:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Delta 21; bigheadfred; thecodont; EggsAckley

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

30 posted on 05/21/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bigheadfred

Hey, nice! Thanks bhf!


31 posted on 05/28/2012 5:46:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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