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Total Solar Eclipse,13th of November 2012

The eclipse will be not visible from Europe.

On 2012 November 13/14, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in northern Australia and crosses the South Pacific Ocean with no other landfall. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

Eclipse in Australia will occur on the morning of Nov. 14 local time. The first and only populated region in the path lies along the East coast of Queensland. Gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is about 30 kilometres south of the central line. Its residents and visitors will enjoy an early morning total eclipse lasting 2 minutes with the Sun just 14° above the eastern horizon.

The instant of greatest eclipse occurs in the South Pacific at 22:11:48 UT. At this instant, the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's centre. The maximum duration of totality is 4 minutes 2 seconds, the Sun's altitude is 68°, and the path width is 179 kilometres. Continuing across the vast South Pacific, the umbral shadow's path ends about 800 kilometres west of Chile at 23:48 (UT).

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Phases (UT) Sort Latitude LongitudeSorted ascending
Begin of the total eclipse 20h 36m S 11º 57,2' E 133º 06,9'
Begin of the partial eclipse
(first contact)
19h 37,8m S 4º 27,6' E 150º10,6'
Greatest eclipse 22h 12m S 39º 57,6' O 161º 20,2'
End of the total eclipse 23 h 47,3m S 29º 32,6' O 79º 56,1'
End of the partial eclipse 0h 45,4m S 22º 08,7' O 97º 31,6'

Characteristics on the maximum
Duration 4m 2,2s
Path width 179 km
Magnitude 1,0500

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From NASA Eclipse Web Site; read more at http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2012/TSE2012.html

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