2013 Solar Eclipse: Slideshow of Images from Australia and Other Parts of the World [PHOTOS]


Viewers shared on numerous social networking sites their extraordinary experience of watching and capturing images of the 2013 Solar Eclipse observable in Australia and other parts of the world. The Coca Cola Space Science Center provided a live streaming as well for the viewers so they can watch the rare phenomenon online.

The May 2012 annular eclipse is seen in three photographs taken from Monument Valley, Utah.

In Queensland, the places that fortunately experienced the current solar eclipse and the one back in November 2012 are Kowanyama, Maramie and Dixie. Both of the solar eclipses' center lines passed through the northeast of the Mitchell-Alice Rivers National Park.

Aside from Australia, other countries like New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii can observe a partial solar eclipse where the lunar disk covers a certain percentage of the sun. Tasmania and the majority of New Zealand will be able to witness varying degrees of the partial solar eclipse during the morning hours of Friday, May 10.

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A large path of the Pacific Ocean is underneath the penumbral shadow as well. Islands that include Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia can also observe the varying degrees of the partial solar eclipse.

Though the 2013 Solar Eclipse is not visible in the US mainland, residents of Honolulu, Hawaii will experience the partial solar eclipse with the lunar disk covering the sun up to 44% beginning at 3:48 p.m. local time (1:48 UT May 10).

To best view the solar eclipse, astronomers suggest that a solar filter must be placed in front the telescope or camera or the eclipse-viewing glasses that reduces the intense brightness of the sun and filters out the damaging ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Meanwhile, those who missed this rare phenomenon can still prepare for the next solar eclipse that will reportedly happen on November 3. The upcoming solar eclipse shadow path will be passing through the open Atlantic Ocean and the central parts of Africa.

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