Annular Eclipse of the Sun, 2013 May 10

Friday, 10th May 2013 at 10am - 1pm

Location: Society Clubrooms

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Annular Eclipse of the Sun, 2013 May 10

 

Join us to observe safely this partial Solar Eclipse.

More details of event to follow

  

The path of this annular eclipse starts at sunrise in mid Western Australia on May 10. It heads in a north-easterly direction to cross the York Peninsula as it leaves Queensland. Shortly before it does so, it crosses the path of 2012 total eclipse. After leaving Australia, the path of the 2013 eclipse arcs to the north across the mid Pacific, partly crossing the south-east tip of Papua New Guinea and the more northerly islands of the Solomon group.

All other parts of Australia and most of Indonesia will see a partial eclipse, although in the west the eclipse will be in progress as the Sun rises. A very slight partial eclipse will be visible from almost all the North Island of New Zealand, and from the north and west of the South Island. In most parts so little of the Sun will be covered by the moon that the eclipse is not likely to be. detected.

For more details of this eclipse, including beyond Australia and New Zealand visit the NASA eclipse site.

 
 
Times of stages of the Annular Eclipse for NZ on May 10
  
   "PA" gives the direction and "Alt" the altitude of the Sun.
   "Mag" shows the fraction of the Sun's disk covered by the moon at maximum eclipse. 
  
   No part of the eclipse is visible from unlisted larger places in the South Island. 
  
                     1st Contact           Maximum            4th Contact           
Site               NZST      PA Alt       NZST    Alt       NZST      PA Alt   Mag 
                  h  m  s     o  o       h  m  s   o       h  m  s     o  o       
Arthur's Pass    11 29 45   336 28      11 41  5  29      11 52 22   349 29   0.006 
Auckland         11  6  6   318 33      11 49  9  35      12 33 35     6 35   0.078 
Baylys Beach     10 57  4   314 33      11 46  4  36      12 37 10     9 36   0.104 
Blenheim         11 32 28   335 30      11 46 52  31      12  1 17   351 31   0.009 
Carterton        11 40 47   337 31      11 51 10  31      12  1 30   349 31   0.004 
 
Dannevirke       11 34 48   333 32      11 52 47  32      12 10 51   353 32   0.013 
East Cape        11 30 13   327 34      12  0 39  35      12 31 23   360 34   0.036 
Featherston      11 39 45   337 31      11 50 37  31      12  1 25   349 31   0.005 
Franz Josef      11 23 21   334 27      11 37 51  28      11 52 24   350 28   0.010 
Gisborne         11 34  7   330 33      11 58 43  34      12 23 31   357 34   0.024 
 
Glenorchy        11 28 36   339 25      11 34 30  26      11 40 16   346 26   0.002 
Greymouth        11 21 24   331 28      11 40  1  29      11 58 48   353 30   0.016 
Haast            11 19 45   333 26      11 35 26  27      11 51 11   351 28   0.012 
Hamilton         11 12 49   321 33      11 50 29  34      12 29  5     3 35   0.059 
Hastings         11 34 49   332 32      11 55  1  33      12 15 22   354 33   0.017 
 
Hokitika         11 22 19   332 28      11 39 34  29      11 56 57   352 29   0.014 
Levin            11 32 45   333 31      11 50 27  32      12  8 15   353 32   0.013 
Masterton        11 40 21   337 31      11 51 30  31      12  2 36   349 32   0.005 
Milford Sound    11 20 10   334 25      11 33 22  26      11 46 34   350 26   0.009 
Napier           11 33 44   331 32      11 55 15  33      12 16 55   355 33   0.019 
 
Nelson           11 24 46   331 30      11 45  1  31      12  5 27   354 31   0.018 
New Plymouth     11 13 44   324 31      11 46 58  33      12 21  0     1 33   0.047 
North Cape       10 48  9   309 33      11 44  4  37      12 43  4    13 38   0.138 
Otaki            11 33 12   333 31      11 50  2  31      12  6 56   352 32   0.012 
Palmerston North 11 32 48   333 31      11 51 27  32      12 10 12   353 32   0.014 
 
Rotorua          11 20 13   324 33      11 53 27  34      12 27 17     1 34   0.045 
Taupo            11 22 37   326 33      11 52 53  34      12 23 39   359 34   0.038 
Tauranga         11 16 52   323 33      11 53  9  35      12 30 13     3 35   0.054 
Thames           11 10 59   320 33      11 51 24  35      12 32 54     5 35   0.068 
Wanganui         11 25  3   329 31      11 49 44  32      12 14 44   356 33   0.026 
 
Wellington       11 37 25   336 31      11 49  9  31      12  0 51   349 31   0.006 
Wellsford        11  2  2   316 33      11 48 21  36      12 36 21     8 36   0.091 
West Cape        11 25 57   339 24      11 31  3  24      11 36  0   345 24   0.001 
Westport         11 17 50   329 28      11 40 48  30      12  4  6   355 30   0.024 
Whakatane        11 23  3   325 34      11 55 43  35      12 28 55     1 34   0.043 
 
Whangarei        10 58 42   314 33      11 47 47  36      12 38 53     9 37   0.103 
 
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     SOLAR ECLIPSE:  CONTACT TIMES FOR MAJOR PLACES IN AUSTRALIA
 
   Times are UT, 21 hr to 23 hr May 9 UT, 0 hr May 10 UT.
   Date in Australia is May 10 at all stages
   21hr =  7am in Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas,  6.30am in SA and NT,  5am in WA
    0hr = 10am in Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas,  9.30am in SA and NT,  8am in WA
 
                 1st Contact              Maximum            4th Contact             
Site               U.T.      PA Alt       U.T.   Alt        U.T.     PA Alt   Mag  
                  h  m  s      o  o      h  m  s   o       h  m  s     o  o        
Adelaide         21 39 13    279  1     22 44 46  13      23 59 29    40 25   0.503
Alice Springs    .. .. ..    ... ..     22 37 16  14       0  0 50    61 30   0.846
Brisbane         21 41 20    276 16     22 57 54  30       0 28  3    40 41   0.518
Broken Hill      21 36 27    276  4     22 45 23  17       0  5  1    43 30   0.546
Cairns           21 27 59    253 12     22 48 42  29       0 27  0    61 47   0.883
 
Canberra         21 49 43    287 11     22 55 16  21       0  9 41    32 31   0.380
Darwin           21 27 44    237  0     22 36 47  16      23 58 18    80 33   0.755
Hobart           22  6 21    300  8     22 59  5  16      23 56 36    21 23   0.233
Kalgoorlie       .. .. ..    ... ..     22 35 10   0      23 47 47    59 14   0.778
Launceston       22  2  0    297  8     22 57 35  16      23 58 44    24 24   0.264  
 
Melbourne        21 50 11    289  7     22 52 18  17       0  2  8    31 26   0.367
Newcastle        21 48 30    285 14     22 57 29  25       0 16 34    33 35   0.404
Perth            .. .. ..    ... ..     .. .. ..  ..      23 45  3    61  9   .....
Rockhampton      21 34  4    267 14     22 53 54  30       0 29 37    48 44   0.652
Sydney           21 49 20    286 13     22 56 59  24       0 14 15    32 34   0.392
 
Townsville       21 28 56    258 12     22 49 23  29       0 26 55    57 45   0.806
 

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