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Dimensions1600 x 1136
Original file size624 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-May-12 20:28
Date modified22-May-12 09:38
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Solar Eclipse  5.20.12, 8:28 pm EDT

Solar Eclipse 5.20.12, 8:28 pm EDT

Canon 7D
100-400mm f/4.5
Baader Solar filter (visual)
1/250 @ f/5.6, 1600 ISO

An annular solar eclipse took place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 in local time in the Eastern Hemisphere), with a magnitude of 0.9439. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the Sun's light. An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide. This is also known as Ring of Fire. (from Wikipedia)