Solar Eclipse 2012-Where, What Time To Watch 2012 Annular Eclipse
A Solar Eclipse Will Take Place on Sunday, May 20, 2012. When is the Annular Solar Eclipse and When and Where is the Best Time To Watch?
Astronomy fans will be gazing into the skies on Sunday, May 20, 2012. That's because of a so-called "Ring of Fire" eclipse which occurs when the moon's orbit closely approaches the Earth while in full phase.
The May 20, 2012 solar eclipse is an annular eclipse. which basically means that the moon's diameter is smaller than the sun, causing the sun to look like a ring.
If the past is any indication, the May 20, 2012 eclipse could produce some great images.
Where is the best place to watch the solar eclipse?
Unfortunately for those of you east of the Mississippi, it seems the best spots to watch the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse is on the west coast of the US. National parks are considered a best place to watch the eclipse. Are you near enough to one for a celestial road trip?
When is the best time to Watch the Solar Eclipse 2012?
According to Space.com, the moon's perigee is May 20 at xx).
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