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The Total Solar Eclipse on 14 November 2012

THE SOLAR LAR ECLIPSE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2012 Umbra Penumbra If you are located in the umbra area, you will be able to see the total solar eclipse! If you are located in the penumbra area, you can see a partial solar eclipse THE PROGRESS 1st Contact 2nd Contact TOTALITY 3rd Contact 4th Contact The moon is directly in front of the sun, When the edge of the The moon crosses the The moon crosses the The edge of the edge of the sun. edge of the sun, revealing light. moon touches the moon leaves the edge of the sun. showing the solar edge of the sun. corona. THE PATH SOUTH AMERICA KOWANYAMA PORT DOUGLAS CAIRNS SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN INNISFAIL AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND TOTALITY Sweet Path: Totality can only be seen from Cairns and few surrounding towns on the path of totality. CAIRNS PORT DOUGLAS INNINSFAIL START 5:45AM 5:44AM 5:45AM PEAK 6:39AM 6:38AM 6:40AM ENDS 7:41AM 7:40AM 7:41AM 14.11.2012 MAGNITUDE 1.012 1.016 1.016 DURATION 1M 58.755 2M 03.6S 29.5S OTHER CITIES IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ADELAIDE BRISBANE CANBERRA SYDNEY MELBOURNE DARWIN START 6:43AM START 5:56AM START 7:10AM START 7:07AM START 7:16AM START 5:17AM MAX. 7:31AM MAX. 6:55AM MAX. 8:04AM MAX. 8:03AM MAX. 8:06AM MAX. 6:06AM ENDS 8:23AM ENDS 7:59AM ENDS 9:03AM ENDS 9:04AM ENDS 9:01AM ENDS 6:10AM MAG. 0.522 MAG. 0.835 MAG. 0.615 MAG. 0.668 MAG. 0.524 MAG. 0.982 HOBART PERTH AUCKLAND CHRISTCHURCH WELLINGTON NZ START 7:26AM START 5:34AM START 9:18AM START 7:16AM START 5:17AM MAX. 8:15AM MAX. 6:53AM MAX. 10:28AM MAX. 8:06AM MAX. 6:06AM ENDS 9:08AM ENDS 6:53AM ENDS 11:45AM ENDS 9:01AM ENDS 6:10AM MAG. 0.449 MAG. 0.405 MAG. 0.871 MAG. 0.688 MAG. 0.764 WARNING SOLAR ECLIPSE SHADES Lightweight Cardboard body Observe the solar eclipse using proper solar filter DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY CE certified, AS 1338.2 & 1338.3 AT THE SUN DO NOT USE: Blocks intense 100% Ultra Violet UV" harmful radiation Sunglasses, Photographic film, Smoked glass, Floppy disk, any optical instrument without proper solar filter. Black Polymer Material Optical Density: 5 100% Infra Red IR" 99.999% intense visible light * FACTS MYTHS Ancient China : Local animals and birds often prepare for sleep or behave confusedly during totality. A solar eclipse is considered a bad omen. The sun is being swallowed by a celestial dragon. The ancient Chinese had a tradition of frightening the dragon away with drums and pots. The longest duration of a solar eclipse recorded is 7.5 Hindu Mythology: minutes. 2-5X The solar eclipse represents two demons. Rahu Frequency of annual occurence & Ketu swallowing the sun. Pregnant women are encouraged to hide (to prevent birth defects) and perform ritual baths in holy rivers. REFERENCES Brought to you by HTTP://ECLIPSE.GSFC.NASA.GOV/SEGOOGLE/SEGOOGLE2001/SE2012NOV13TGOOGLE.HTML HTTP://www.SBS.COM.AU/NEWwS/ARTICLE/1056026/SOLAR-ECLIPSE-MY THS-AND-FACTS PTICS CENTRAL HTTP://ECLIPSE.GSFC.NASA.GOV/SEHELP/SAFETY2.HTML HTTP://Www.ECLIPSECAIRNS.COM/ HTTP://WwW.TIMEANDDATE.COM/ECLIPSE/IN.HTML SPECIAL THANKS TERRY CUTTLE - VICE PRESIDENT OF ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND - HTTP://wwW.ECLIPSE.AAQ.ORG.AU/ DANIEL FISCHER - HTTP://SKYWEEK.WORDPRESS.COM

The Total Solar Eclipse on 14 November 2012

shared by opticscentral on Sep 25
What can you expect to see during the Total Solar Eclipse that is due to happen on the 14 November? This infographic gives you a broad picture and helps you find out if you are situated in the path of...


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