Total solar eclipse 2012

Eclipse buttonAfter more than two years without any total solar eclipses (the last one took place on July 11th, 2010), the Moon’s shadow revisits the Earth’s surface on 13th November 2012. The journey of the shadow begins in Australia, and then moves out to the Pacific Ocean. The maximum of the eclipse, with a duration of 4 minutes and 2 seconds, occurs in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at 22:11 UT, with the Sun at 68° above the horizon.

The GLORIA project, in collaboration with other partners, has organized an expedition to watch the event with solar telescopes and digital cameras. Videos and pictures of the eclipse will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 20:30 UT. Additionally meteorological data will be collected to allow students to perform an interactive experiment. During the broadcast there will be live commentary in Spanish and English. Follow the event live on!

Eclipse path

See the press-release in HTML.
Download the press-release in PDF.


See all the information about the event facts.


Find information about the educational activity here.


Follow the event broadcasting live from Australia on!

And if you want to safely view the Sun, why don’t you build a simple and effective pinhole camera?
Learn how to do it!


Internet directions