Photographer's Note

Captured at 08.00 this morning.

A total solar eclipse will take place on 1314 November 2012 (UTC). Because it crosses the International Date Line it begins in local time on November 14 west of the date line over northern Australia, and ends in local time on November 13 east of the date line near the western South American coast. Its greatest magnitude is 1.0500, occurring only 12 hours before perigee, with greatest eclipse totality lasting just over 4 minutes. 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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