After 2 years sin the last solar eclipse, Australia gets to be front row.
Facts on this 2012 eclipse:
- tality will be visible from northern Australia until the small Chilean Juan Fernández Islands infront of the southern Pacific Ocean coast where totality will end.
- ill occur at sunrise on Wednesday, Nov. 14 local time, though it will still be Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 13) for observers in North AmericaA total
- ity to experience totality will be Cairnso
Facts on solar eclipses:
- A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon‘s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. (More Had No Clue on The distance between the sun & moon)
- A solar eclipse can only happen during a New Moon phase (Moon eclipses are only possible when the Moon is in the Full Moon phase)
- Total Solar eclipses happen every 2 years (approx)
- You’d have to wait an average of 375 years to see two total eclipses from one place.
- Solar Eclipse 2012: Moon, Sun To Put On Show For Southern Hemisphere Next Week (huffingtonpost.com)
- Total Solar Eclipse November 13-14 2012 (laraowen.com)
- Solar Eclipse November 13 or 14, 2012 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)