May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse: New Mexico Edition


On May 20-21, 2012 an annular solar eclipse will take place starting in China, moving up through Japan, under the Aleutian Islands, entering North America in Northern California, moving passed Reno, through Zion National Park in Southern Utah and the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, over Albuquerque, New Mexico and ending passed Lubbock, Texas.

This very awesome sight will be visible from the Pie Town / Quemado area shortly before sunset (weather permitting). The track of the eclipse is about 100 miles wide. To get a good view, select a site with an unobstructed view of the horizon to the WNW, where the sun will set.

Remember to have some eye protection: very dark smoked glass or tiny pinhole apertures. Click here for eye safety precautions.

Click here for an animation of the viewing.

Click here for a Google map and a solar eclipse path.

Happy Eclipse!