Annular eclipse event and live cast listing in Japan



The comprehensive event and live cast listing of Japan's annular eclipse in the morning of Monday, May 21, 2012.

Read First

For your safety, you must read Japan annular total eclipse complete guide in order to prevent from becoming blind.


Event listing

DISCLAIMER: Majority of events are taken from Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy. All events are subject to change. Check your local weather forcast. Almost all event DOES NOT provide English guide. This list will be updated continuously until May 21.


Time Title Location Host Note Live
7am~9am Eclipse observation (partial eclipse) Sapporo City Observatory (札幌市天文台) [Map] Sapporo Science Center (札幌市青少年科学館) Free Watch


Time Title Location Host Note Live
6am~9am Eclipse observation with Moving Observatory Vega (partial eclipse) Tsutsujigaoka Park (榴岡公園) [Map] Sendai City Observatory   Free n/a
6pm~9pm Eclipse observation and live cast (partial eclipse) Sapporo City Observatory [Map] Sendai City Observatory Free Watch


Time Title Location Host Note Live
7am~9am Eclipse observation & Seminar Tsukuba Expo Center - Main Gate Field [Map] Tsukuba Expo Center Free n/a


Too many to list but read

Time Title Location Host Note Live
5:00am~8:00am Eclipse observation  Various places near Shinkamagaya Sta.   Free event read the detail info. n/a


[Recommended  for Tokyo residents] Near Tokyo, Kamagaya may be the best spot for Annular Eclipse

Time Title Location Host Note Live
6:30am~9:30am Eclipse observation [FULL] Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View 52F Sky Deck   1,000~2,500 yen. RSVP is required but already full. n/a

There are few known open and public events within Tokyo. We recommend to check the events in surronding prefectures such as Kanagawa, Chiba and Tsukuba.


Time Title Location Host Note Live
6:30am~9:30am Eclipse observation Meiji Univ. Ikuta Campus East Field [Map] Astronomy Club at Meiji Univ. Free Watch


Time Title Location Host Note Live
6:00am~9:00am Eclipse observation  Rooftop of Shizen Kagaku (Natural Scienece) Bldg at Aichi Univ. of Education [Map] Observatory at Aichi Univ. of Education    
6:45am~8:15am Eclipse observation in Nagoya Univ. [FULL]     RSVP is required but already full  


Time Title Location Host Note Live
6:30am~8:00am Eclipse observation with YokosoNews Ise Guest House Kazami YokosoNews Guesthouse guests only. We may cancel / change the location due to weather condition. Watch


Time Title Location Host Note Live
7:00am~8:00am Eclipse observation @ Osaka Osaka Science Museum South Field [Map] Osaka Science Museum Free n/a


Time Title Location Host Note Live
7:00am~8:00am Eclipse observation Kobe Sceience Museum Rooftop & Observatory Room [Map] Kobe Sceience Museum Free n/a


Internet live cast listing

Many people are preparing for the internet live cast including Ustream, Niconico Live and YouTube. The following is the patial lists of live cast. Of course, YokosoNews is planning to live cast the eclipse as well.

Since this is natural phenomena, the availability of eclipse sighting depends on the local weather. You should visit each live cast links to check which live cast feed has the best eclipse sighting.


YokosoNews (somewhere in Tokai region) 


Tokai University Special Program 

Panasonic Live from Mt. Fuji



MiZ Live


Osaka / Kansai 

Wakayama, Japan

Nanki, Wakayama 

Akashi, Hyogo Telescope

Kyoto University Kazan Observatory


Tokyo, Nagoya / Tokai / Kanto 

k-bit Museum

Meiji University Ikuta Campus

Meiji University Astro Club 

JAXA Sagamihara, Kanagawa

MItaka, Tokyo

North / Hokkaido 

Iwaki, Fukushima

Sapporo Observatory

Local times of 6:00am Japan Standard Time

The list of local times when you should get ready to watch the live casts. The annular eclipse starts around 7:20am throughout Japan.

Location Week Date Time
USA/Honolulu Sunday 5/20/2012 11:00am~
USA/Pacific Sunday 5/20/2012 2:00pm~
USA/Central Sunday 5/20/2012 4:00pm~
USA/Estern Sunday 5/20/2012 5:00pm~
Sao Paulo Sunday 5/20/2012 6:00pm~
London Sunday 5/20/2012 10:00pm~
Madrid Sunday 5/20/2012 11:00pm~
Paris Sunday 5/20/2012 11:00pm~
Kuwait Monday 5/21/2012 12:00am~
Moscow Monday 5/21/2012 1:00am~
Mumbai Monday 5/21/2012 2:30am~
Bangkok Monday 5/21/2012 4:00am~
Singapore Monday 5/21/2012 5:00am~
Sydney Monday 5/21/2012 7:00am~


Would you like to know about your neighborhood? Or do you have any other info about your local town? Drop us a line or give us a comment with detail info.

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