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Time-lapse video of the 2012 annular eclipse assembled from 700 frames

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Photographer Cory Poole has assembled a time-lapse video of 2012 annular eclipse from 700 telescope shots.

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The 2012 annular eclipse was only visible from China to the midwestern US, but this time-lapse video — assembled from 700 individual shots — gives the rest of us a look at what people saw in Redding, California. The images, taken every 60 seconds, were shot through a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope. A filter on the telescope shows the sun's chromosphere, a thin layer with large solar plumes. The whole video, only about a minute long, is a beautiful way to preserve something that was last visible back in 1994.