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This photo was taken hyesterday in New Mexico, US, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II by astrophotograher Philip L. Jones. Image via Flickr / visual-universe/

Five Awesome Images Of The Solar Eclipse, 2012

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If you’ve never been lucky – or determined – enough to have seen a solar eclipse, here are a selection of five stunning images sourced from across the web that depict unique vantage points of the annual solar eclipse that took place yesterday on May 20/21 2012.

Praised be the lucky – or determined – few… (and NASA, of course, who captured the incredible shadow cast on our planet by the eclipse from far above.)

This image was taken yesterday using a Panasonic DMC-GF1. Via Flickr / hkase

This image was taken yesterday using a Panasonic DMC-GF1. Via Flickr / hkase

“Ring of fire” annular eclipse will be viewable from eastern Asia, the Pacific and western North America (Photo: NASA)

Solar Eclipse near Sunset Beach / Huntington Beach, CA - timelapse / composition of

Solar Eclipse near Sunset Beach / Huntington Beach, CA – timelapse / composition of “phases” of the eclipse during the approximate 2 hour duration. Near Dog Beach in Huntington Beach CA. Life Guard Stand 24 is in the foreground.Via Flickr / jimnista

This photo was taken yesterday in New Mexico, US, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II by astrophotograher Philip L. Jones. Image via Flickr / visual-universe/

This photo was taken yesterday in New Mexico, US, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II by astrophotograher Philip L. Jones. Image via Flickr / visual-universe/

“Here is the shadow over Earth near the maximum during the Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20-21, 2012. This image was generated during a color test of our Visible Daily-Earth project and was taken by the geostationary satellite MTSAT on May 21, 2012 @ 000 UTC (May 20, 2012 @ 8:00 PM EDT). Color correction was based on NASA Visible Earth datasets.” Full credit of the image is PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA, EUMETSAT, NERC Satellite Receiving Station, University of Dundee.