The Total Solar Eclipse on 14 Nov 2012 at Cairns, Queensland, Australia

 stock photography | The Total Solar Eclipse 2012, Palm Cove, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The Total Solar Eclipse 2012, Palm Cove, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Just returned back home from tropical north Queensland – Cairns town where I enjoyed watching the total solar eclipse and photographing rainforest and beautiful beaches. A total solar eclipse took place on 13–14 November 2012 (UTC). Because it crossed the International Date Line it began in local time on November 14 west of the date line over northern Australia, and ended in local time on November 13 east of the date line near the west coast of South America. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

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