November 13/14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse can be seen from parts of Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, South America and Antarctica on November 13–14, 2012. It is November 14 local time when the eclipse is visible in places east of the International Date Line.
The eclipse starts at 19:38 Universal Time (UT) on November 13 and ends at 00:46 UT on November 14, 2012.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Asia, Much of Australia, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.
Eclipse Shadow Path
The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
This solar eclipse is visible in northern Australia and the South Pacific Ocean. The best place to view the total eclipse is the city of Cairns, in Queensland, Australia, which experiences about 2 minutes of totality at about 20:38 UT, or 06:38 AEST, on November 14. The nearby town of Port Douglas also experiences the eclipse and hosts a solar eclipse marathon run to coincide with the event.
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Nov 13 at 19:37||Nov 13 at 2:37 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Nov 13 at 20:35||Nov 13 at 3:35 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Nov 13 at 22:12||Nov 13 at 5:12 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Nov 13 at 23:48||Nov 13 at 6:48 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Nov 14 at 00:45||Nov 13 at 7:45 pm|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2012
- May 20 / May 21, 2012 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jun 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5/6, 2012 — Venus Transit
- Nov 13 / Nov 14, 2012 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Nov 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27/28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse