Photos from Friday’s Partial Solar Eclipse (10 May 2013)

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(Posted 11 May 2013) Yesterday, we were treated to a partial solar eclipse – or an annular eclipse if you were in a lucky,  narrow band of Northern Australia.

Set up and ready to go... in Cairns for the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse.

Set up and ready to go… in Cairns for the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse. I used the same setup for yesterday’s eclipse.

I used my Ioptron solar telescope to webcast the eclipse from Southern Canberra (see above and below) using Ustream.tv. Unfortunately, I lost my mobile internet access part way through the eclipse, meaning that I only webcast part of it. You can watch a recording of my webcast of the eclipse here.

Screenshot of my abruptly terminated webcast of the partial solar eclipse from Canberra, Australia on Friday 10 May 2013.

Screenshot of my abruptly terminated webcast of the partial solar eclipse from Canberra, Australia on Friday 10 May 2013.

I also had a play with using a pinhole viewer to create a version of my website logo made up of multiple images of the eclipsed Sun (below).

Experimenting with a pinhole solar eclipse viewer during Friday 10 May 2013's partial solar eclipse.

Experimenting with a pinhole solar eclipse viewer during Friday 10 May 2013’s partial solar eclipse.

That worked really well and is shown below.

My Nightskyonline.info logo made of multiple images of the partially eclipsed Sun.

My Nightskyonline.info logo made of multiple images of the partially eclipsed Sun.

And for the curious, the next solar eclipse visible from Australia will be a partial one in April 2014.

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