Solar eclipse in Australia

Solar eclipse

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PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Spectators line the beach to view the total solar eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 11:38 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total solar eclipse Wednesday.

 

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