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Travel Total Solar Eclipse Australia

Totality is seen during the solar eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade.

Watching the Solar Eclipse in Australia

Tourists made a beeline for northern Australia on November 14 to witness a total solar eclipse, which was best seen from beaches in Palm Cove and Cairns in North Queensland. Some people travelled halfway around the world for a glimpse of the celestial event. NASA astronomers set up sophisticated equipment to document the event while onlookers of all ages watched the eclipse with special optical equipment. Photographers waited patiently for the eclipse and went trigger-happy while it was underway. It was the first eclipse seen from Australia in a decade. The next solar eclipse viewable from Earth will take place on March 20, 2015.