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POTW: 21 May Solar Eclipse

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.