Annual Solar Eclipse for the year 2012 will occur on 20th may 2012 and will also be seen from eastern Asia and the northern Pacific.
It starts in Asia at 20:56 (8.56pm) Universal Time (UT) on May 20, 2012, and ends in the US at 02:49 (2.49am) UT on May 21, 2012.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring), blocking most of the Sun’s light.
Annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region thousands of kilometres wide.
This eclipse will be visible from the Chinese coast, northern Taiwan, the south of Japan, and the western part of the United States and Canada. Guangzhou, Taipei, Tokyo and Albuquerque will be on the central path.
Its maximum will occur in the North Pacific, south of the Aleutian islands for 5 min and 46.3 s, and finish in the western United States.
Moon and Sun will be transitting Krittika constellation of Vrishabha Rasi (Taurus) during the eclipse and its effects will be beneficial to those born under moon signs of cancer, Sagittarius and Pisces.
It will give mixed results for those born in Aries, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn.
Its bad for those born under Taurus, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
These effects are for people who live in places where eclipse is seen partially or totally.