Significant parts of this website are based on material originally produced by members of the Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) and the Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) in preparation for the eclipse in Queensland on 14 November 2012. The AAQ/STAQ working group included Mark Bateman, Jonathan Bradshaw, Adam Budd, Cheryl Capra, Terry Cuttle, Tim Napier-Munn, Anthony Napier-Munn, David O’Driscoll and Keith Treschman, all of whom generously donated their time for this project.
The contribution of J.M. Pasachoff in reviewing the original documents is gratefully acknowledged.
The material on this current website has been largely prepared by Terry Cuttle ably assisted by Joe Cali and Keith Treschman
Website development and webmaster: David O’Driscoll.
All diagrams, maps and tables have been prepared by the Astronomical Association of Queensland except where noted in this section and retain copyright as noted in the Copyright section. All photographs in this document are by Terry Cuttle and Joe Cali. The photographers retain copyright of their images. Permission is granted to reproduce these images provided that it is for non-commercial purposes and the copyright holder is acknowledged.
The eclipse timing details in the maps and tables have been calculated using Xavier Jubier’s solar eclipse Google Earth kmz files available from http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleEarth.html and Xavier’s Interactive Google Earth eclipse maps available from http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleMaps.html.
The eclipse animations shown as Figure 1 in each of the descriptions of the five Australian total solar eclipses are prepared by Michael Zeiler and Fred Espenak. Their animations can be downloaded from https://eclipsewise.com/solar/SEdecade/SEanimate2001.html#animate2021.
The average cloud diagrams shown in each of the descriptions of the five Australian total solar eclipses have come from Jay Anderson’s website on Climatology and Weather for Celestial Events https://eclipsophile.com/.
The whole sky view during totality diagrams have been developed using the planetarium software Stellarium which can be downloaded from https://stellarium.org/.
The diagram shown as Figure 1 in 5 Australian Eclipses (Total Solar Eclipses 2023-2038) comes from diagrams produced by Fred Espenak at www.EclipseWise.com
Parts of the information on safe viewing of eclipses in Eye Safety has been adapted from information on the website of the American Astronomical Society https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety.
Much of the text under The Sun and The Moon sections is adapted (with permission) from Pasachoff, Jay M., A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets.
Figure 19 in the section on The Sun (Sunspot cycle diagram) is from https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2022/07/Solar_cycle_25_prediction_NOAA_July_2022 and noted as © NOAA.
American Astronomical Society eclipse website: https://eclipse.aas.org/.
NASA Solar Eclipses: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses/home/.
NASA 5 millennium catalog of solar eclipses: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEcat5/catalog.html
Fred Espenak website with details of each solar eclipse: https://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/solar.html.
Xavier Jubier Eclipse kmz files for Google Earth: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleEarth.html.
Xavier Jubier Interactive Google Earth eclipse maps: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleMaps.html.
Jay Anderson’s website on Climatology and Weather for Celestial Events https://eclipsophile.com/.
International Astronomical Union Working Group on Solar Eclipses: http://web.williams.edu/Astronomy/IAU_eclipses.
Pasachoff, Jay M. A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets. 4th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000 (updated 2010).
Littmann, Mark; Espenak, Fred and Willcox, Ken. Totality Eclipses of the Sun. 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Espenak, Fred; and Meeus, Jean. Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE). NASA Technical Publication 2008-214170. Greenbelt, Maryland: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2008.
Steel, Duncan, Eclipse. Headline Publishing, 1999.