The 2012 Eclipse:
Stars and Planets


Venus is easily visible during totality.

Venus and Spica

Venus and the star Spica of Virgo. Spica is to the right and slightly lower.

Venus and Saturn

Venus (top left) and the much fainter Saturn (bottom right).

The stars of Libra

The stars of Libra close to the eclipsed Sun.
Zubeneschamali is to the left. Zubenelgenubi is above.

Photo Credits

Bonnie Leifer
Venus. Venus and Spica.

Tim Leifer
Venus and Saturn. The stars of Libra.

KryssTal Related Pages

The 2012 eclipse main page.

Maps of the path of the 2012 eclipse from Fred Espenak and eclipse details at the observation site.

People from the 2012 eclipse.

Stars and planets visible during the 2012 eclipse.

Photos of the eclipse site, the partial phases, totality, the diamond ring and the media.

There are always photos that didn't quite work out.

Travel photos from Australia.