Total Solar Eclipse for Tuesday November 13
November 12, 2012
This Tuesday, November 13 there will be a total solar eclipse and it could be seen in South America, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Ocean.
The ‘night’ last about four minutes, when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth and that only happens when there is new moon and the sun and moon are perfectly aligned.
With the total eclipse, the sun will be completely obscured by the Moon, and that will only happen in a strip. Outside the eclipse will be partial.
The total eclipse will begin at Gurig National Park in Australia, cross the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean. Terminate at a point in the Pacific west of Chile.
According to the Institute de Astrophysics of Canarias (IAC): The total eclipse will last more than four minutes and two seconds. The beginning of the eclipse will occur generally at 16:28 (GMT Argentina) and the total will not arrive until 17:25. The maximum will occur at 19:12 and end completely to 22:46 (Astronomical Observatory data).