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Eclipse visible in Cairns – November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Cairns

This total solar eclipse is fully visible in Cairns.

This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse is also visible in other areas, but the Moon does not cover the Sun completely there.

More about the November 13, 2012 – November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 14 at 5:45 AM109°East-southeast2.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Full Eclipse beginsNov 14 at 6:39 AM105°East-southeast14.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Maximum EclipseNov 14 at 6:40 AM105°East-southeast14.4° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsNov 14 at 6:41 AM105°East-southeast14.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe total eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 14 at 7:41 AM102°East-southeast28.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Cairns (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cairns

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in CairnsLooks like in CairnsPath of the eclipse
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2012SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28 / Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 10, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 2014SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4 / Apr 5, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 9, 2016SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 17, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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