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Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Partial Eclipse: Australia, New Zealand, south Pacific, south South America
- Total Eclipse: north Australia, south Pacific
The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2012 Nov 13 at 22:12:55 TD (22:11:48 UT1). This is 0.5 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Libra. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1112.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 133 and is number 45 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
The total solar eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 is followed two weeks later by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 2012 Nov 28.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 66.9 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Orthographic Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 - detailed map of eclipse visibility
- Animated Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 - animated map of the Moon's shadows across Earth
- Google Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 - interactive map of the eclipse path
- Path Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 - coordinates of the central line and path limits
- Circumstances Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 - eclipse times for hundreds of cities
- Saros 133 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 Nov 13 .