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Solar Eclipse – ‘Ring of Fire’ 2012 – Live Video Stream

Here are video streams of the ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse occurring today around the world.

An annular solar eclipse is when the moon blocks off the sun and leaves a ring of sunlight around the moon’s circumference. It’s pretty spectacular. There are a lot of telescopes tracking the eclipse beginning in Japan and Hong Kong at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

The full solar eclipse can be seen in parts of the western United States, while everyone else will have a partial eclipse. (This isn’t a total eclipse by the way, where the moon obscures the sun completely.)

Make sure to check out the video streams when they go live:

Photo Credit: NASA

Mt. Fuji, Fujiyama, Japan



Live stream videos at Ustream

Hong Kong Observatory



Live broadcasting by Ustream

Area 51, Nevada


Live broadcasting by Ustream

More sources for the “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse 2012:

Slooh Space Camera will be broadcasting from multiple locations throughout the day and night.

Space.com also has eclipse info on where to view and how to view the eclipse safely.

Solar Eclipse ‘Ring of Fire’ Video

Watch the recorded video from the Area 51, Nevada camera. That guy was amazing!

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2012 annular eclipse video made from 700 individual photo frames

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3 comments
Tim OBrien
Tim OBrien

Thanks for streaming the video, Rickey. Couldn't see it here in Florida so this was a great way to still experience it.

lhill5683
lhill5683

the center position happens at 638 btw