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Flag for Australia November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Cairns: Total Solar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 5:44 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:40 AM


Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes

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November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cairns

Animation: How the Total Solar Eclipse Looked

This total solar eclipse was fully visible in Cairns. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
5:44 AM Nov 146:39 AM Nov 147:40 AM Nov 14
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 14 at 5:44 AM109°East-southeast2.0°
The 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 6:38 AM105°East-southeast14.1°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Maximum EclipseNov 14 at 6:39 AM105°East-southeast14.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsNov 14 at 6:40 AM105°East-southeast14.6°
The total eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 14 at 7:40 AM102°East-southeast28.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility from CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarTotal
Total
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
Annular
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairns, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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