Annular Eclipse May 21, 2012 (viewed as partial eclipse from the Philippines) Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

A solar eclipse occurred on May 21, 2012 at around 5:52 am local time, with its maximum and final stages visible in the Philippines. This event was considered by many astronomers as a ‘dry run’ since it occurs 2 weeks prior to the Venus Transit of 2012, and the preparations required to observe both are very much similar.

To image the eclipse, I have used a Sky-Watcher 4-in f/9 refractor on a Kenko NES mount, a Baader 5.0 ND solar filter, and a Canon 450D DSLR.

Annular Eclipse May 21, 2012 (viewed as partial eclipse from the Philippines) taken at eclipse maximum. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)