Saros 133 (6)
Maximum eclipse is of duration 4m 02s at 22:11:48 UT at location 39.96°S 161.33°W
This eclipse starts at dawn in the very north of Australia, passing over Cairns then narrowly missing Norfolk Island the track manages to cross the Pacific without making landfall anywhere.
Cloud cover prospects in November courtesy of Jay Anderson
|Cairns||16° 54' S||145° 46' E||19:44:59||21:40:37||20:39:48||2m 04s|
|Port Douglas||16° 28' S||145° 26' E||19:44:41||21:39:55||20:39:36||1m 57s|
|Norfolk Island||29° 01'S||167° 58'E||20:01:26||22:22:25||21:07:46||99%|
All times are UT (GMT). When local time is taken into account, the date is early on 14 November.
Places outside totality (Not yet calculated - watch this space)
In 26 years Australia will witness 6 total solar eclipses, probably not a record, but pretty impressive nonetheless. There are plenty of crossing places where, if you live, you will see 2 eclipses from the same spot. There are no places where 3 intersect though.
If you want to see two successive total eclipses in 2037 and 2038 from the same location, you will have to go to Point Robert in Australia or pop across to New Zealand:
and find your way to this tiny piece of New Zealand:
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