Annular Eclipse May 20, 2012 - by Mark W. Hibben
Camera: Panasonic HDC-TM90
I decided to take a chance and head out to West Texas in the hope of catching the eclipse at sunset. The clouds could have aborted the mission, but I got a lucky break just as the eclipse was reaching its fullest extent.
This video was recorded at the extreme end of the eclipse ground track at sunset. At that time, heavy filtering isn't needed for the camera, and it helped that conditions had been windy, so there was a little dust in the air. In fact, I used no filter at all, just adjusted aperture and shutter speed. Click the movie to watch in Quicktime 720p HD. If Quicktime Player fails to launch, try launching it manually then paste this link into the Open URL dialog: http://www.technomicon.com/TechnomiconImages/TheOpticonImages/TO-5-23-12Images/AnnularEclipse720p.mp4