Annular Eclipse 2012 Puerto Vallarta

Eclipse Photographs Puerto Vallarta

An annular solar eclipse took place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 in local time in the Eastern Hemisphere), with a magnitude of 0.9439. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

Here are some photos from the annular eclipse on May 20, 2012 taken in Puerto Vallarta:

Annular Eclipse 2012 Puerto Vallarta

Unfortunately, we were well away from the path of the “Ring of Fire”, but the effect was still dramatic.

Annular Eclipse 2012 Puerto Vallarta

This timelapse video is really cool:

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