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2012 Total Solar Eclipse information; a Global Perspective of Eclipse Track

Information of the Total Eclipse of the Sun 13/14 November 2012

 A Total Solar Eclipse or as others say – a Total Eclipse of the Sun, is one of the most amazing and spectacular natural events any person can ever see

The Eclipse of the Sun 13/14 November 2012  - Saros number 133: - member 45 out of 72 

 

Total Eclipse;  Arnhem Land / Northern Territory, north Tropical Queensland Australia, South Pacific Ocean.

Partial Solar Eclipse: parts of eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand,

South America, Antarctica, and some south sea Pacific Ocean Islands.

 

All solar eclipses start at sunrise and end at sunset, with greatest totality about half-way through the eclipse path.

The 13/14 November 2012 - Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) belongs to Saros Series number 133 and is member 45 in series out of 72.

The Umbral (shadow area) will have a velocity surpassing the speed of sound at Mach 1.4 or about 1,060 mph (1,760 kph).

First Contact with Earth occurs over the Bismarck Sea at 19:37:58.1 UT/GMT: The Solar Eclipse of November 2012 first contact with Earth is in an area of the Bismarck Sea - a region north of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. (Solar Eclipse First Contact with  Earth 19:37:58.1 UT/GMT) First contact with Earth is marked with an X on the diagram on the left..

 

Papua New Guinea partial solar eclipse; - Port Moresby obscurity at 76.39%. Observers from Papua New Guinea will have a partial solar eclipse occurring in the morning as the Sun rises. Viewers from Papua New Guinea town of Port Moresby will be able to see the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon, with the Sun percentage of obscurity at 76.39%.

 

Eastern Indonesia, settlement of Merauke 82.01% obscurity; Most of Indonesia is outside the solar eclipse shadow and observers will not be able to see any part of the magnificent November event. Only extreme eastern Indonesia will be able to view a partial solar eclipse. Much of this region is fairly remote. However, those inhabitants of the Indonesian, Merauke will be able to observe the Sun with maximum obscurity of 76.39%.

 

Locally the Total Solar Eclipse will  last from a minute or so, up to a maximum duration of  4minutes 2.2 seconds over a remote region of the South Pacific Ocean.

First Contact with Earth is in an area of the Bismarck Sea - a region north of New Britain Island; 19:37:58.1 UT/GMT:  Marked by the X

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World map - Total Solar Eclipse Path 13/14 November 2012

Points of interest about the Total Solar Eclipse Path across the world

 

Maximum eclipse - Time 22:11:48.0 UT/GMT mid-South Pacific Ocean

Maximum Width 111.163 miles / 178.9km mid-South Pacific Ocean

Maximum Totality: 4minutes 2.2seconds mid-South Pacific Ocean

Umbral ground velocity of shadow (MACH 1.4) 1060 mph/1760 kph

Eclipse Path Length 9,009.88 miles / 14,500 kilometres. 

Globally the eclipse will last for around 3.1 hours 

 

 

A Global perspective of eclipse track across the surface of the Earth

The Total / Partial Solar Eclipse of the Sun Continues its path across the world

 

Eclipse of the Sun November 2012

A guide to the Solar Eclipse of the Sun 2012 and its visibility across the world.

 

The only landfall on Earth where the 2012 Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun can be observed is from north east Australia.  The solar eclipse umbra shadow passes across  Arnhem Land / Northern Territory and northern Queensland, and even there, the path of Totality is only visible from within a narrow track of totality. The Total Solar Eclipise umbra shadow, for the vast amount of its trajectory, passes over the remote South Pacific Ocean.

 

A partial solar eclipse is visible from a fairly large area (marked blue on the World Map) unfortunately most of this also occurs over the Ocean.

 

Nevertheless a Partial Solar Eclipse can be viewed from parts of eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Antarctica, and some south sea Pacific Ocean Islands.

 

The path of Totality begins near Tor Rock - Arnhem Land - Northern Territory

Total Solar Eclipse Central Path Starts in northern Australia at 20:35:07.7 UT/GMT (Local Time ACST 06:35:07.7) in a remote region of Australia's Garig Ganak Barlu, National Park, near Tor Rock, in Arnhem Land of the Northern Territory, approximately 250 kilometres/186 miles east of Darwin at 20:35:07.7 UT/GMT (ACST 6:35:07.7). This region is remote and sparsely populated. .  

The Solar Eclipse over Arnhem Land will have arrow track of approximatelly 126km / 77 miles wide and will travel eastwards over the Northern Territory; then over the Bay of Carpentaria and onwards over north Tropical Queensland.

 

Australia's Tropical north east Queensland is the most densely populated area under the path eclipse. Port Douglas, Cairns and Oak Beach, plus other towns and settlements along the east coast of Queensland are in for a wonderful treat on Wednesday morning of the 14 November 2012.

 

Oak Beach is directly under the central path of the solar eclipse.

Port Douglas and Cairns are both under the path of Totality, and Oak Beach is directly under the central line of the eclipse dividing the umbra shadow into the northern half of the Solar Eclipse and southern half of the Solar Eclipse.

 

Path Width at Oak Beach Queensland, Australia. The solar eclipse path is approximately 88miles wide /143km and at Oak beach, Queensland with a maximum duration of approximately 2 minutes 5 seconds.

 

World Path of Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun 13/14 November 2012

Brief Global summary of Eclipse Path across the World

 

1) First Contact with Earth occurs over the Bismarck Sea, just north of New Britain Island, where the penumbra outer shadow has First Contact with the surface of Earth.

 

2) The Total Solar Eclipse Central Path begins near Tor Rock, Arnhem Land of the Northern Territory in Australia's Garig Ganak Barlu, National Park, where the umbral shadow of the Moon has first contact with the surface of Earth. The Sun rises while already being eclipsed.

 

3) The Solar Eclipse umbra shadow passes across Arnhem Land of the  Northern Territory, onwards across Carpathian Bay, into northern Queensland, and over northern Tropical Queensland where it soon reaches the eastern coast of Queensland towns of Port Douglas, Cairns and Oak Beach.

 

4) The umbra shadow leaves the eastern coastline of northern Tropical Queensland and out over the Coral Sea, and onwards over the South Pacific Ocean.

 

5) New Zealnd. The central umbra shadow passes a few hundred miles/kilometres north of New Zealand and therefore no part of New Zealand is privy to A Total Solar Eclipse but it does have a Partial Solar Eclipse.

 

6) Maximum Total Solar Eclipse occurs in a remote region of the South Pacific Ocean.

 

7) Umbra Shadow Ends: The umbra shadow of the Total Solar Eclipse path ends about 497 miles / 800 kilometres west of Chile over the South Pacific Ocean.

 

8) Final Contact with Earth occurs at a higher latitude over the South Pacific Ocean where the Penumbra shadow finally leaves the surface of Earth. Eclipse Ends.

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The Solar Eclipse from your Location and what can be expected to be observed

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South Australia, Adelaide - Partial Solar Eclipse

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set Adelaide – plus 10:30 hours to UT/GMT

Below in local Australian CDT - Central Daylight Time

 

Adelaide Australia Partial Solar Eclipse 14 Nov 2012

Adelaide Maxamum obscurity 42.11%

Eclipse Begins – First Contact; 06:42:51.2

Maximum magnitude of 0. 522957 at 07:30:49.0

Eclipse Ends – Fourth Contact; 08:22:29.7

Argentina, San Carlos de Bariloche

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set Argentine to UTC/GMT -3 hours

Below in in local Argentina – ART Time

 

 San Carlos de Bariloche - Partial Solar Eclipse 14 Nov

 San Carlos de Bariloche - Max obscurity 57.56%

Eclipse Begins - First contact 19:45:25.1 .1

Maximum magnitude of 0.655203 at 20:34:45

Eclipse ends – fourth contact 21:21:14.1

Chile,  Puerto Montt

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set Chile to UT/GMT -3

Below in local CLST - Chile Summer Time

 

San Carlos de Bariloche - Partial Solar Eclipse 14 Nov   

San Carlos de Bariloche - Max obscurity 57.56%

Eclipse Begins - First contact 19:45:25.1 .1

Maximum magnitude of 0.655203 at 20:34:45

Eclipse ends – fourth contact 21:21:14.1

New Zealand, Whangerai  

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set New Zealand to UT/GMT plus 13 hours

Below Times in Local New Zealand Time - NZDT

 

Whangerai - Partial Solar Eclipse- 14 November

Whangerai - Maxamum obscurity 87.78% 

Eclipse begins - First Contact; 09:15:46.9

Maximum magnitude of 0.894520 at 10:25:07.8

Eclipse ends - Fourth Contact; 11:41:53.2

Cairns - Australia

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set Cairns to UT/GMT plus 10 hours

Below times in local Australian EST  

 

Cairns - Total Solar Eclipse 14 November

Cairns - Maximum Obscurity 100%

Eclipse Begins – First Contact: 05:44:43.2

Totality begins – Second Contact: 06:38:29.4

Maximum Eclipse: 06:39:31.1

Totality Ends – Third Contact: 06:40:33.1

Eclipse Ends – Fourth Contact: 07:40:17.3

Max magnitude: 0. 524868

Papua New Guinea

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Time off-set Papua New Guinea to UT/GMT plus 10

Below in local Papua New Guinea Time - PGT

 

Port Moresby, 76.39% obscurity, 14 November

Eclipse Begins - 1st contact 05:39:18.4 Local Time

Maximum eclipse - 06:32:43.2 Local Time

Eclipse ends - 4th contact 07:31:55.8 Local Time

Melbourne - Partial Solar Eclipse

Times on chart are in UT/GMT

Melbourne time off-set; plus 11 hours to UT/GMT

Below times in local Australian EST  

 

Melbourne - Partial Solar Eclipse 14 November

Melbourne Maxamum obscurity 42.35%

Eclipse Begins – First Contact; 07:16:06.0

Maximum magnitude of 0. 524868 at 08:06:15.4

Eclipse Ends – Fourth Contact; 09:00:27.3

The eclipse path continues leaving Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Cairns

 

The eclipse path leaves the east coast of north Tropical Queensland Australia and the umbra travels out over the Coral Sea and onwards over the South Pacific Ocean.

Oak Beach Queensland Australia

New Zealand; The eclipse path leaves the east coast of north Tropical Queensland Australia and travels out over The South Pacific Ocean. The central line of totality passes north of New Zealand so unfortunately New Zealanders will not see a Total Solar Eclipse, but most New Zealanders will be able to observe a partial Solar Eclipse of the Sun of varying degrees depending on their location.

 

Those in the north of New Zealand are closer to the central path of the eclipse and therefore will observe a higher proportion of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon. The most northerly populated town of New Zealand is Whangerai and citizens of Whangerai, New Zealand will have 87.78% obscurity of the Sun.

 

Greatest eclipse duration is 4m 2.2s with a maximum width of 178.9km / 111.163 miles: Most of the Total Solar Eclipse central track passes over uninhabited regions and for the most part sweeps over the vast remote South Pacific Ocean, which is where the umbral shadow of the eclipse reaches its maximum width and maximum duration.  South Pacific Ocean -Greatest eclipse duration is 4m 2.2s with a maximum width of 178.9km / 111.163 miles which occurs approximately halfway through the solar eclipse path.

 

The Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun is only visible from a long narrow path of approximately 111.163 miles/178.9km at its widest point in the mid-South Atlantic Ocean, and have a length of  9,009.88 miles / 14,500 kilometres. Viewers outside this solar eclipse track of totality will not see the Sun fully eclipsed by the Moon; they instead observe a partial solar eclipse of the Sun.  

 

South America - Chile. The Umbral shadow of the solar eclipse path ends about 497 miles / 800 kilometres west of Chile at 23:48 UT.

 

South America; parts of Chile and Argentina will have a partial solar eclipse.

 

Chile, Puerto Montt; Observers from the town of Puerto Montt, Chile will be able to see the Moon partially eclipse the Sun. From Puerto Montt the Sun will be have obscurity of 58.28%. Most of Chile is outside the solar eclipse parameters and it is not possible to see any part  of the solar eclipse.  

 

Argentia. San Carlos de Bariloche; Citizens of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina will be able to view a partial solar eclipse of the Sun with 57.56% obscurity. Most of Argentina will not see any eclipse as most regions are outside the solar eclipse area. A reminder:

Total Solar Eclipse occurs; Arnhem Land / Northern Territory, north Tropical Queensland Australia / South Pacific Ocean

 

Astronomical Date and time of Total Solar Eclipse

All times in UT/GMT - add your local time difference to UT/GMT

 

 

13/14 November 2012 - UT/GMT

 Times of the solar eclipse path across the surface of Earth

 

 (P1) Penumbra contact starts:                                         19:37:58.1

 (U1) (First Contact) Umbra Contact begins:                20:35:08.4

 (U2) (Second Contact) Total Eclipse Phase Begins: 20:37:03.0

 

 Maximum Totality Duration: 4minutes 2.2 seconds

 

 (U3) (Third Contact) Total Eclipse Ends:                      23:46:27.5

 (U4) (Fourth Contact) Umbra Contact Ends:               23:48:24.1

 (P4) Penumbra Contact Ends:                                        00:45:34.1

 

 Maximum eclipse 22:11:48.0 mid South Pacific Ocean

 Maximum Width 111.163 miles (178.9km) mid South Pacific Ocean

 Maximum Totality: 4minutes 2.2seconds mid South Pacific Ocean

 Umbral ground velocity of shadow (MACH 1.4) 1060 mph/1760 kph

 

Gamma: 0.3718

Eclipse Magnitude: 1.0500

Max eclipse - Latitude 39°56.9'S / Longitude 161°19.8W

 

The Total Solar Eclipse of 13/14 November 2012 belongs to

Saros Series 133

It is member 45 out of 72 eclipses

 

Saros 133 first occurred as a partial eclipse on;

13 July 1219  at  08hrs 23m 41s TD

 

         Saros 133 final eclipse occurs;

 05 September 2499  at 22hrs 05m 19s TD

 

(TD =Terrestrial Dynamic Time)

 

Durration of Saros Seires 133  - 1298.17 years

Partial Solar Eclipse occurs;

Eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Antarctica, and some south sea Pacific Ocean Islands. These regions will be have a partial solar eclipse of varying degrees of obscurity depending on the viewer’s distance from the central path of the Total Solar Eclipse.

 

The world path of the solar eclipse will last for around 3.1 hours but locally the Total Solar eclipse will  last just a few minutes, with its maximum duration of  4minutes 2.2 seconds occurring over the mid-South Atlantic Ocean.

 

 Maximum eclipse 22:11:48.0 mid South Pacific Ocean

 Maximum Width 111.163 miles (178.9km) mid South Pacific Ocean

 Maximum Totality: 4minutes 2.2seconds mid South Pacific Ocean

 Umbral ground velocity of shadow (MACH 1.4) 1060 mph/1760 kph

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