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From Wikipedia } A total solar eclipse will take place on 13-14 November, 2012, with a magnitude of 1.0500. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometers wide.
Trip to Australia anyone?
From Wikipedia } For this eclipse totality will be visible from northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. 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°.