Sun Shots: Amazing Eclipse Images

Black Hole Sun

The solar eclipse of May 20, 2012

(Image credit: Phil McGrew)

California photographer Phil McGrew captured this image of the moon covering the sun's face from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. The solar eclipse occurred May 20, 2012, and was visible over much of the western U.S.

Setting Solar Eclipse

Setting sun eclipsed in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

(Image credit: John Mitchell)

The setting sun is partially eclipsed by the moon on May 20 in this photograph taken 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Tulsa, Okla. The May 20 solar eclipse was visible from parts of Asia, the Pacific and the western United States.

Solar Trio

Image of the annular solar eclipse from Red Bluff, Calif.

(Image credit: Mila Zinkova, Used with permission.)

Beauty of the eclipse revealed in this composite image of the annular solar eclipse, captured on May 20,2012, from Red Bluff, Calif.

Bite Out of the Sun

The solar eclipse of May 20, 2012

(Image credit: John Mitchell)

The beginning stages of the May 20 solar eclipse, seen just before sunset in eastern Oklahoma.

Solar Eclipse View

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: John Mitchell)

The May 20 eclipse was visible in the western United States. This photo was taken southeast of Tulsa, Okla.

Sunset Eclipse

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: John Mitchell)

The eclipse took on a deep red tone as the sun set over Oklahoma.

Colorado Eclipse

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience)

The beginning of the eclipse projected onto the big screen at the University of Colorado's Folsom Stadium in Boulder, Colo. Thousands of skywatchers showed up at the stadium for a giant eclipse-viewing party.

Close-Up Eclipse

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: JAXA/NASA/Hinode)

The joint JAXA/NASA Hinode mission captured this images of an annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, 2012. Eclipses are handy for scientists, who sometimes use the moon's edge as a target to focus and calibrate their equipment.

eclipse new mexico medendorp

eclipse new mexico medendorp

(Image credit: Charles Medendorp)

Skywatcher Charles Medendorp took this photo of the annular eclipse at the Very Large Array outside Socorro, New Mexico, on May 20, 2012.

joson annular eclipse sequence

joson annular eclipse sequence

(Image credit: Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre)

Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre recorded the May 20th annular eclipse of the Sun in from Page, Ariz., using a solar-filtered Takahashi FC-60 telescope and a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR camera.

Canada's Eclipse

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: MarkAnth, via Flickr.)

The eclipse was only visible for a few minutes before sunset in London, Ontario, Canada.