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

I also had a wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by a local TV station :)

Interview with GMA 7 regarding the May 21, 2012 Partial Solar Eclipse

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