OF COURSE! This Photo of the Week is of the annular (solar) eclipse that swept across the Kansai, Tokai, and Tokyo regions of Japan starting from about 6.30am, the ring of fire seen at 7.30, and ending when everyone lost interest (mostly 5mins later). We almost missed the event because of the threat of cloud and rain, hence the drama in the shot. This is the first solar eclipse seen from Nagoya City (in central Japan) in 932 years. Wikipedia, being very American centric, has (so far) cursory information on the annular eclipse that occurred on the 21st May: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012 More photos are of course at the PhotoShelter portfolio.
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My photos of the solar eclipse will be made available later today. (damn iPhone! I can’t upload a photo of my camera back or copy a link. What is this price of junk?)
Edit: Here’s the photo I wanted to share
More to come
The super moon at 7.12pm on the 6th May 2012, where it was 357,047km from Earth, appearing about 14% larger. Here’s the BBC News story, and below is my image of the heroic moon rising over Nagoya Port and Japan’s automotive export hub: