Time and Duration

Time and Duration of the Eclipse

The exact time of the start of the total eclipse will depend on where in the shadow path you are. It will start at about 6:37 am on the west coast of Cape York and at about 6:39 am on the east coast on Wednesday Nov 14. The duration of the total eclipse will increase the closer you are to the east. The maximum duration on the Australian mainland is about 2 minutes and 5 seconds at the point where the centreline crosses the east coast near Oak Beach.

The following table lists the time, duration and elevation of the Sun for the total eclipse and the start and end of the partial phases of the eclipse for selected locations:

 

Location
 
Start Partial
h:m
Start Total
h:m:s
Duration
m:s
End Total
h:m:s
End Partial
h:m
Sun Elevation
(at total)
Atherton 5:45 6:39:35 0m 36s 6:40:10 7:41 14o
Babinda 5:45 6:39:22 1m 16s 6:40:38 7:41 14o
Cairns CBD 5:45 6:38:33 2m 00s 6:40:33 7:40 14o
Cape Tribulation 5:44 6:37:55 1m 27s 6:39:22 7:39 13o
Gordonvale 5:45 6:38:50 1m 47s 6:40:37 7:41 14o
Innisfail CBD 5:45 6:40:02 0m 20s 6:40:22 7:41 15o
Kowanyama 5:45 6:37:07 1m 35s 6:38:42 7:37 10o
Lakeland 5:44 6:37:37 1m 32s 6:39:09 7:39 13o
Laura 5:44 6:37:32 1m 02s 6:38:34 7:38 12o
Mareeba 5:45 6:38:45 1m 40s 6:40:24 7:40 14o
Mossman 5:44 6:38:00 2m 04s 6:40:04 7:40 13o
Oak Beach 5:44 6:38:09 2m 05s 6:40:14 7:40 14o
Palmer R Rdhse 5:44 6:37:38 1m 59s 6:39:37 7:39 13o
Port Douglas 5:44 6:38:02 2m 04s 6:40:06 7:40 14o
Peninsular Dev. Rd on centreline 5:44 6:37:45 2m 03s 6:39:48 7:39 13o
Times calculated using Xavier Jubier's Google Earth local circumstances calculator - (see More Information)

 

The map below shows the shadow path across the eastern part of Cape York and the approximate duration of the total eclipse over the width of the path.