1. Our Trip To Yuba City, CA To View The Annular Solar Eclipse! (Sunday Afternoon of May 20, 2012)


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    In this video, it shows me with my friend Loraine and cousin Gretchen travel up 3 hours north of San Jose, CA to Yuba City, CA to watch the rare, annular solar eclipse! In fact, Yuba City sits just outside of the border of the annular eclipse path! Firstly, it shows a few clips of our long trek up north from the Bay Area to Yuba City, CA. We passed through numerous cities and towns including Fremont, Tracy, Livermore, and Stockton. We even passed Sacramento, CA, the state's capital. We left home around 1:30-ish p.m. or so. We decided to take a pit stop in Stockton at the KFC to get a small snack as well. I didn't eat since I was not that hungry at the time. Coming after 3 p.m., we continued on the 2nd half of the trip up north along Highway 99. It was getting quite warm around here as well as the winds were picking up. We also saw a mini dust storm while along the way. I managed to put the car on "cruise" since my feet were getting quite tired already! Then by 4:30 p.m., we finally arrived to Yuba City! The park we were going to stay to see the eclipse for the rest of the day is called Happy Park. It was a nice park, with a nice open field with shade trees along the border along with a playground towards the west side of the park. We were actually right by the borderline of the annular eclipse's path at this time! It was pretty warm here, so my cousin Gretchen and Loraine got their Spongebob popsicle from an ice cream truck that drove by. Ultimately by 5:15 p.m. or so, we finally saw the beginning of the solar eclipse! This was when the excitement and adrenaline rush kicks in! I also managed to make my own pinhole project. I also used a couple other methods to see the eclipse since it was still too bright to see the sun with the naked eye. I used a paper with holes, a few tree branches taken from home, and Loraine's dad's binoculars as well as a couple of modified welder's glass plates and a welder's goggles obtained from Home Depot. We were able to see the eclipse by using the goggles and one of the welder's glass plates. The welder's glass plates were actually clear when I got them from Home Depot but I modified it by adding a lot of layers of tint film, provided by my friend Pedro Chang. Thank you Pedro, you have made it possible for me to take photos of the eclipse successfully! The climax, or annular totality, occurred approximately between 6:25 p.m.- 6:35 p.m. We also noticed the day had dimmed a bit which was an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was our first time to actually witness a solar eclipse in person! At max, the sun looked like a very thin "C", but not quite a ring as to what the people saw that were actually dead on on the path of annularity, like Reno, NV for instance. We then continued to see the eclipse until it slowly ended by 7:38 p.m. or so. Some of the kids around the park also wanted to join in the fun but they already missed the majority of the eclipse. Then we left the park at around sunset. We then drove to Marcello's Italian Restaurant since we wanted to eat dinner here before the long trek back southward, back home in the Bay Area. Hope you guys watched this solar eclipse in person as well! It was indeed a spectacular sight :) [Filmed on Sunday afternoon/evening, May 20, 2012 mostly in Yuba City, CA and some of the road to and from home with my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera]

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    • AstroCampania - Trasferta Terminio - 2012 May, 19


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      Foto e video della Trasferta Osservativa Mensile organizzata da AstroCampania il 19 Maggio 2012. Sito Mt. Terminio (AV) - Italia Montaggio: Luca D'Avino Foto e Video: Sara Serra, Denys Zaikin, Francesco De Gaetano, Luca D'Avino Musica: L. McKennitt

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      • Ipperwash StarLapse


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        A Star Lapse video from Ipperwash Ontario. Shot on Lumix GH2 with 30 second exposure time and 1 minute intervals. Using a JJC TM series intervalometer.

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        • 2012 Solar Eclipse


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          The May 2012 solar eclipse as seen from Queen Creek, Arizona. Ironwood North Observatory.

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          • Star Time-lapse 5-23


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            This is pretty much just an experiment/test. My intent was to stack them into one exposure but intermittent cloud cover prevented that. ~300-400 shots over the course of 1-2 hours. 10sec f/4.0 iso 400 I was going to make it much longer but my diy intervalometer (ir led's, ipod plays back remote code to trigger shutter) decided to die.

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            • Annular eclipse 5/20/12 from Albuquerque


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              The May 20th 2012 annular eclipse came directly across Albuquerque New Mexico. We watched with several hundred others from the top of the Sandia Mountains. Weather forecasters threatened clouds near sunset but the eclipse ended cloudless. The red haze is smoke from fires down in the Phoenix area. I think it enhanced the sunset. RM

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              • Ring of Fire: Annular Eclipse (May 20, 2012)


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                Annular eclipse in Beryl Junction, Utah. May 20, 2012

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                • Solar Eclipse May, 2012 from Wupatki National Monument, Arizona


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                  Solar Eclipse "Ring of Fire" seen from Wupatki National Monument, Arizona on 20th May, 2012. Actual event in the video took about 15 minutes but is played at 10X speed.

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                  • timelapse star trax


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                    Time lapse of the night sky during a rare and much appreciated confluence of astronomically clear skies and the dark moon! This was shot in our backyard; the 'shed' in the foreground is a small observatory, housing a 12" Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. My husband was doing astrophotography, capturing deep-sky images, while I did this time lapse - a very productive night!

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                    • Solar Eclipse • 5.20.12


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                      At 6:24pm on May 20, 2012, the moon passed directly between the sun and the earth. I captured this spectacular event on video from Pilot Rock, near Ashland, OR. I filmed this on a Panasonic GH2 (Sedna AQ1 hack), in EX mode, with a 55mm Pentax Super-Takumar f/2 lens stopped down to f/16. I also had an LCW Neutral Density filter stopped down to the second strongest setting. I sped the video up 225% in post and cropped it to 720p, but otherwise did not change anything.

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