Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Annular Eclipse of the Sun - May 20, 2012

This is an image of the Sun taken with a hydrogen-alpha filter during the partial eclipse of the Sun leading up to the annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, 2012. A number of solar prominences were visible on the limb of the Sun, although none of them were captured in this image.

This image of the Sun was taken with a Coronado Instruments SolarMax 60 H-alpha 60mm refractor mounted on a tripod. The refractor has a built in hydrogen-alpha filter.

Solar Eclipse
May 20, 2012
Image by Sid Leach
Reno, Nevada

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