Solar Eclipse in 2012! Port Douglas will be bursting with activity during the 2012 Solar Eclipse. This phenomenon will be best viewed from the Port Douglas area and is set to take place in the early hours of 13th November 2012. A marathon has also been planned in Port Douglas to coincide with the Solar Eclipse and will attract 2000 competitors from the adventure marathon market. So start planning your 2012 getaway now to experience the solar eclipse!