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Eclipse, in Australia, tonight!

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Elizabethofseasons Report 13 Nov 2012 19:04

Dear All


Hope you are okay.

In the next two hours, our Oz cousins and friends in Tropical North Queensland
will experience a total solar eclipse, the previous one was in 710AD.

Queensland has pulled out all the stops in the lead up. Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said
hot air balloons, Great Barrier Reef islands, cruise ships, dive boats and palm-fringed beaches are some of the vantage points visitors will use to view the eclipse.

“Between 50,000 and 60,000 scientists, astronomers, astrologists, eclipse chasers and other visitors will make the pilgrimage to Queensland’s Tropical North and the region’s tourism operators are ready to greet them,” Ms Stuckey said.

Hope our OZ cousins can give us an update later tonight or tomorrow.

Take gentle care all
Very best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


SueMaid Report 13 Nov 2012 20:43

I'm watching the eclipse on our SkyNews - they are showing it live. It's wonderful - wish I was there on the beach watching it. Unfortunately there is a little cloud cover in Cairns but it still looks amazing.


MR_MAGOO Report 13 Nov 2012 20:51

Sky news Australia....a video :-D :-D :-D won't load :-(


Wend Report 13 Nov 2012 20:51

Wow, Sue, are you in Cairns? That's where all the 'gap-years' from the UK head, isn't it!

You probably say the same as we do in Brighton, Sussex in the summer when all the students arrive ;-)


MR_MAGOO Report 13 Nov 2012 21:04

Try this one.......


SueMaid Report 14 Nov 2012 01:54

Hi Wend - sadly I live a long way from Cairns :-(