Total Eclipse, 14th November, 2012
Eclipse begins 5:44:34 AM
Totality begins 6:38:12 AM
Totality ends 6:40:17 AM
Eclipse ends 7:39:54 AM
Altitude of Sun during totality - 13.7
Duration of totality: 2m 45s
Total Eclipse, November, 14th 2012
We viewed the total Eclipse at sea off Cairns
with Green Island in the distance.
- The longest possible duration of totality:
7 minutes 31 seconds.
- The longest possible duration of annularity:
12 minutes 30 seconds.
- Annular eclipses outnumber total eclipses
by a ratio of about 5 to 4.
- Minimum number of solar eclipses per year:
2 (either 2 partial or 1 partial and 1 annular
- Maximum number of solar eclipses per year:
5 (4 partial and 1 annular or total).
- Every eclipse begins at sunrise at the start
of its track and ends at sunset about halfway
around the world from its start point.
- The maximum width of the path of totality
is 167 miles (269 kilometers) wide.
- The average interval between solar eclipses
for any spot on Earth is 375 years. But an
area within south-eastern Missouri, southern
Illinois, and western Kentucky will see two
total eclipses within a span of less than
seven years (August 21, 2017, and April 8,