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Total Solar Eclipse

November 13, 2012 @ 12:37 pm – 5:45 pm

For this eclipse totality will be visible from northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean.,_2012

The most populous city to experience totality will be Cairns, which will experience 2 minutes of totality just an hour after daybreak (6:38 am AEST) with the sun at an altitude of just 14°. Norfolk Island, a small pacific island west of Australia, will experience a partial eclipse with a maximum of 98% of the sun obscured at 9:37 am NFT and an altitude of 42°.

Parts of northern New Zealand including Auckland will experience a partial eclipse with over 80% of the sun obscured. Christchurch and points north will see at least 60% of the sun obscured. Maximum eclipse over New Zealand will occur around 10:30 AM NZDT (21:30 UTC).

Parts of central Chile, specifically the Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions from Valdivia (63% obscured) south to Quellón (54% obscured) will see a partial eclipse with over half the sun obscured at sunset, over the coast. Points north up to about Santiago will see the eclipse begin as the sun is setting.