Two months from today, on May 20, 2012, there will be a annular solar eclipse visible from the southwestern United States, and much of the rest of the country will get to experience a partial eclipse. I wanted to get this topic started so that those of us that might have an interest in photographing this event could start sharing tips and ideas, and perhaps even arranging some meet-ups for the event itself. Here's a link to a NASA web page that shows the path of the eclipse. You can click anywhere on the map and it will give you a marker for that location that will display the times of the eclipse at that location, and how much of an eclipse you'll get to see from there. My house is literally about 5 miles south of the southernmost edge of where you can see the full eclipse from, so we'll likely be taking a field trip that day. I know I'm definitely interested in making this at least partially a photographic experience, and I'd really like to see some advice from other members that have shot eclipses before. I'll do my own googling and such as well of course, but first-hand knowledge and experience is always good to tap in to. EDIT: I had originally described this as a total eclipse, but it's actually an annular eclipse, which means the moon will appear slightly smaller than the sun and won't block it completely out.