Monday, 20 May 2013

ASE 2013

The annular solar eclipse (ASE) in May 2013 presented a unique opportunity for those positioned along the path in Australia where the eclipse started. The opportunity was to see (photograph) the eclipsed Sun rising. Even though an annular eclipse is nothing compared with a total eclipse, capturing a view or image at sunrise spectacular based on the images shared by eclipse chasers. Several traveled a great distance for the event. And that was a gamble. Viewing an eclipse near sunrise or sunset requires clear sky not only above you but also along the horizon. While many encountered some clouds (some will say it added to the drama) the images appearing online are amazing.

Thanks to all that sent in images. They can be viewed at the following URL.

Also, a brilliant video was created through a team effort of Colin Legg and Geoff Sims which can be seen here.

If you have images to share, please send them to