At 0544 AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on November 13th 2012, a total solar eclipse (that started out in the Arafura Sea to the north of Darwin) will start to happen over the city of Cairns. Cairns will be only place with a notable population to see the eclipse which will become total at 0638 AEST and last for just under two minutes before finishing at 0740 AEST and sweeping across the South Pacific passing to the north of the North Island of New Zealand (enabling everyone to see a partial solar eclipse), before finishing off the coast of Chile (where the residents will see a partial solar eclipse as the sun sets. This is a simulation of the eclipse as seen from Cairns and has been speeded up by a factor of 12 times
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