May 21, 2012 --
A solar eclipse dazzled viewers from China to the United States on Sunday (May 20). An annular solar eclipse, where the moon does not completely block the sun but leaves a fiery ring around its circumference, was seen across the Pacific Ocean -- from dawn (Monday) for Asia, late afternoon to early evening (Sunday) for the U.S. At its peak, the moon covered roughly 94 percent of the sun's light. The eclipse was first visible in East Asia before crossing the northern Pacific Ocean. The following images are from our Tumblr and Twitter followers. Here, from Tumblr follower 011235813213455 is the eclipse as seen over Saitama, Japan; 9:32 Local Time.
Idaho "Eclipse Over Idaho" From Tumblr goldfish diaries
Gilbert Arizona Solar eclipse in Gilbert, AZ as seen through a Fox 10 News camera. From Tumblr The Next Shot
California Via Twitter, by Ivy Deliz, from Sunnyvale, Calif.
California Via Twitter, by Chris Callanan, from Folsom, Calif. "Progression of the eclipse ... The extra images you see I believe are caused by the stack of 3 filters." See the full-resolution version on Flickr.
Reno, Nevada From Tumblr Wykdquick "It may be low quality, but I figured you'd want to see the eclipse over Reno. NV."
Texas Via Twitter, Jim Bricker and Simon Taghioff took this photograph of the eclipse at annuality from Dallas, Texas. For the full set of photos, see Jim Bricker's Facebook page.
Eclipse Shadows in California Credit: From Tumblr Thirteenstiel
San Antonio Texas From Tumblr Anything Not Moving Forward Is Moving Backward "The eclipse today over San Antonio, TX. The greenish color is coming from my dad's welding mask which I placed in front of my dslr."
California Space producer Ian O'Neill grabs a shot of the eclipse from Zuma Beach, Malibu, Calif.
California Space producer Ian O'Neill grabs a shot of the eclipse from Zuma Beach, Malibu, Calif. Using a Nikon Coolpix L24 plus eclipse shades purchased from Astronomers Without Borders.
Illinois Via Twitter, by Jeremy S., from Illinois.
Canada Via Twitter, by Neil Zeller, from Calgary, Canada.
Tucson Eclipse against Palm Trees Tucson, AZ From anonymous Tumblr
South Texas From Tumblr Limeslide "The sun set before the final phase! Oh well. Taken from McAllen, Texas! :) What are those two heavenly bodies besides the sun?"
California Pat Jackson-Colando captured this photo of the eclipse caught in coastal fog in Irvine, Calif.
Redding, California Submitted by Tumblr Word is Bond
Plymouth, Nebraska Submitted through Tumblr. "Solar eclipse in Plymouth, NE taken through welding glass. Photo by Erik Pearson."
Streaming Over the Web Via Twitter, by Suzanne Gillen, from Washington D.C. "iEclipse - Ring of Fire of Solar Eclipse taken as I watched on iPad in DC"
Eclipse Shadows in California Lisa Strong snapped this photograph of the eclipse as seen in projections cast by leaves.
Columbus, Ohio From anonymous Tumblr "Partial solar eclipse of May 20, 2012; in Columbus, Ohio."
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