Watch the recent annular eclipse

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Friday, June 15, 2012

Christopher Go from Cebu, Philippines, is a longtime contributor of planetary images to Astronomy magazine. Occasionally, however, he sends in something different.

This time-lapse video shows the May 20, 2012, annular eclipse from Karannaville, Utah, the location Chris traveled to in order to see the event. Although his video runs only 21 seconds, you’ll get the feeling everyone had as they observed the eclipse. Especially note the moments of second and third contact. Second contact occurred when the entire Moon finally moved onto the Sun’s disk, and third contact was when the dark lunar disk touched the solar edge as the Moon started its exit.

If you’re like me, you’ll watch this video multiple times. Great job, Chris!

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