Annular Solar Eclipse: May 10, 2013

May 10th, 2013 by Robert Simmon
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Japan’s MTSAT-2 (also known as Himawari-7) collected these images of today’s annular solar eclipse from geostationary orbit. The satellite (similar to the United State’s GOES satellites), observed the moon’s shadow as it passed over Australia & the Pacific Ocean. The image sequence begins at 21:32 UTC, with an additional image each hour until 02:32 UTC. The eclipse itself lasted from 22:33 UTC until 02:20 UTC.

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Visible-light & infrared MTSAT images dating back to October 2006 are available from the Earthquake Research Institute & Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo.

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