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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 November 14
 in Australia

The point of greatest eclipse (totality phase during 4 min 2 sec) lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean south of French Polynesia. A couple of cruise ships will in the vicinity, but they’ll get only a little more than three minutes of totality; one TSE flight will get a bit more. To observe the 2012 November 13 total solar eclipse, November 14 one hour after sunrise in Australia, I went to Trinity Beach, north of Cairns in Australia, where I joined my friends of the IAP (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris), the MSFC (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) and the IfA (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii) but also the team of Miloslav Druckmüller. A scientific symposium was held in Palm Cove from November 12 to 16.

You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.

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Time-lapse every five seconds from 20:38:00 UTC to 20:41:15 UTC taken from Trinity Beach. During totality Venus can be seen in the upper left.

Time-lapse every five seconds from 20:38:00 UTC to 20:41:15 UTC taken from Trinity Beach in Queensland (Australia)

Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Second Contact
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Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Composite
Composite made of 11 images from 1/500th to 2 seconds
(orientation: celestial north north up)
[rotate 21.6° clockwise for solar north up]

Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Third Contact
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Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Michael Aisner Yorkeys Knob
Michael Aisner from Yorkeys Knob
Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Palm Cove
Palm Cove
Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Ellis Beach
Ellis Beach
Total Solar Eclipse 2012 Daniel Fischer Wangetti Beach
Daniel Fischer from Wangetti Beach
Serge Koutchmy IAP CNRS Jean-Marc Lecleire Proba-2 SOHO Total Solar Eclipse 2012
Composite made by Serge Koutchmy who belonged to my group
The large coronal hole hints at a reversal of the solar magnetic polarity (to be confirmed)

Composite made by Miloslav Druckmüller with images from Constantinos Emmanoulidis who used Solar Eclipse Maestro to control his cameras
(hover the mouse over the image to see the visible stars up to magnitude 9.2)

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Last page update on November 15, 2012.
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