Surya Grahan will occur on 13/14 November 2012. This Total Solar eclipse will be visible in Australia, New Zealand, some South American parts and some other regions of Southern Hemisphere.
This Surya Grahan takes place on Diwali Amavasya. It falls on Kartik Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars and on Ashwin Amavasya as per the calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
In Tamil Nadu calendars, it is Aippasi Amavasya and in Kerala calendars it is Thulam Month Amavasya.
Will Surya Grahan November 2012 be visible in India?
No, this Surya Grahan will not be visible in India and has no effect on Indians. And no need to follow any rituals regarding Surya Grahan as per the Hinduism.
The duration of maximum solar eclipse or the greatest eclipse is about 4 minutes.
Total duration of total eclipse is about 3 hours and 13 minutes.
Total duration of partial solar eclipse is about 5 hours and 10 minutes.
This solar eclipse takes place Vrischika Rashi. The 13 & 14 November 2012 eclipse is a Rahu grastha Purna Surya Grahan lasting just over 4 minutes.