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Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia

Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
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The total solar eclipse in Australia.
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The sun, hidden behind the clouds, at the beginning of first contact.
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A boy watches the eclipse through a welder's mask.
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Eclipse watchers marvel at the sight of a partial eclipse.
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A girl stands ankle deep in water to watch the eclipse.
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The moon moves past second contact and prepares for totality.
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The moon begins to completely obscure the sun, creating a total solar eclipse.
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Julian, Amelia and Sam Hess watch their surroundings change as a total solar eclipse envelopes Cairns in darkness.
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One minute before complete totality.
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The sun's corona begins to show as the moon's shadow completely obscures the sun.
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The solar corona, seen briefly by the naked eye.
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The moon's shadow prepares to move past the sun, ending totality.
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End of totality.
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3-year-old Hendrix Graham watches a solar eclipse for the very first time.
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A girl takes video footage of the solar eclipse with her smartphone.
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A girl takes video footage of the solar eclipse with her smartphone.
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
  • Locals and tourists experience total solar eclipse in Australia
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Scientists, astronomers and eclipse chasers from all over the world joined locals in Cairns, Far North Queensland to witness an amazing total solar eclipse on November 14, 2012. Totality occurred at 6:38am local time and lasted for almost 2 minutes.

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