The first Solar Eclipse (surya grahan) of the year 2012 will take place on 20 / 21 May 2012. It will be an annular solar eclipse.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, thereby causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the Sun’s light. This is also known as Ring of Fire
An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide..
Live Streaming of this solar eclipse will be available on following websites –
http://www.wired.com/ (with Audio Commentary)
Also visit Ustream.com for live streaming of May 2012 Solar Eclipse.
Solar Eclipse Time :
Annular Eclipse starts at 22.06 UTC (May 20) in China, pass Japan, reach maximum in Central Pacific Ocean at around 23.55 UTC (May 20). In US Annular Eclipse will be visible at California from 1.23 UT, May 21 (6.30 pm PDT, May 20), pass through Nevada and end in Texas.
Note: Partial Eclipse will be visible in many other areas. of Asia, Pacific, North America.
May 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse Live Telecast Schedule:
– The live streaming begins at 21.30 UTC on May 20
– USA, Canada Local Time will be 2.30 pm PDT, 5.30 pm EDT
– India local time – 3 am IST
– Japan – 6.30 am JST
Best Places to Watch Annular Eclipse :
If you are planning to cover Annular Eclipse yourself, best places to observe through protective telescope are
– Guangzhou in China
– Tokyo, Yokohama in Japan
– Redding (California), Reno (Nevada), Albuquerque (NM) in USA
Main Observation Point for Annular Eclipse (Universal Time) :
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/20 22:08
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/20 22:10
USA: Redding (CA)
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/21 01:28
USA: Carson City (NV)
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/21 01:31
USA: St.Geroge (UT)
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/21 01:34
Other Live Telecast Possibilities of Solar Eclipse :
NASA TV, Fox News, CNN, The Telegraph (UK), NDTV, Times Now, Aaj Tak, India TV and many other regional channels in India might also live telecast the event.