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Sun Shots: Amazing Eclipse Images

Sun Goes Dark

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: David Yu, via Flickr)

Photographer David Yu took this eclipse shot from San Francisco on May 20.

Strange Sun

Solar eclipse of May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: David Yu, via Flickr)

An odd camera artifact turns the eclipse over San Francisco into a triple crescent sun.

Behind the Maple Leaves

Photographer Elon Gane snapped this photo on May 20, during the annular solar eclipse, from El Dorado Springs, Mo. "We had pretty good visibility here, some clouds did block some of it at first, but as the eclipse progressed they were not a problem," Gane

(Image credit: Elon Gane Photography)

Photographer Elon Gane snapped this photo on May 20, during the annular solar eclipse, from El Dorado Springs, Mo. "We had pretty good visibility here, some clouds did block some of it at first, but as the eclipse progressed they were not a problem," Gane told LiveScience.

Clouds Clearing

A solar eclipse photo taken from El Dorado Springs, Missouri, on May 20, 2012.

(Image credit: Elon Gane Photography)

"Earlier, Clouds were threat[en]ing to block it! but they cleared out later :-)," photographer Elon Gane wrote on his Flickr site of this eerily beautiful photo take in El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Pinhole Eclipse

Pinhole eclipse effect in Boulder, Colo.

(Image credit: Photo courtesy Doug Duncan, University of Colorado)

A loosely-woven blanket held up at Folsom Stadium in Boulder, Colo. provides a pinhole effect. A close look at the shadows reveals hundreds of little crescent shapes, shadows cast by the eclipsing sun.