After a gap of more than two years, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible this week from northeastern Australia. Residents and visitors in Cairns in Queensland will see the moon completely cover the sun for two minutes in the eastern sky shortly after local sunrise.
The total solar eclipse will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 13, but it will actually be Nov. 14 local time for observers south of the equator. The eclipse's partial phases will be visible from all of Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, as well as part of Antarctica and a far-southern slice of South America. The total solar eclipse, however, can only be seen only from a narrow corridor running southeast across Queensland and the Northern Territory in Australia.
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Australia local time
A partial eclipse will be visible right down Australia’s east coast, across New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia and the southern part of Chile and Argentina, according to Britain's Royal Astronomical Society.
Australian eclipse watchers will have to wait until 2028 for the next total solar eclipse visible from Australian shores.