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Solar eclipse 2012: Readers share L.A. eclipse photos

May 20, 2012 | 11:09 pm

Solar Eclipse
Southern California's perfect weather didn't disappoint on Sunday, making for near-perfect solar eclipse viewing. 

We asked readers to submit photos and to tweet eclipse-watching adventures using the hash tag #LATeclipse. And you responded.

"my eyes! my eyes! my eyes for my art #LATeclipse," tweeted @k8tlyn.   

The pictures came in from across Southern California, with people using various methods to view the rare event.

@JewelDole tweeted that she looked at the eclipse through her neighbor's 1905 sextant. "The owner used this same sextant (his grandfather's) to watch a total eclipse in Nova Scotia when he was a kid," she noted in her photo caption. 

We hope you guys got a good look. The next best chance for such an impressive solar eclipse in Los Angeles will be in 2071. Sunday's eclipse was the closest Los Angeles will be to a full eclipse for the next 59 years, according to calculations by a NASA expert.

Keep reading to see more reader photos. And if you haven't sent it to us yet, tweet it to hashtag #lateclipse. Thanks for sharing!




-- Kimi Yoshino

Photo: Solar eclipse  Credit: @k8lyn via Twitter