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Total Solar Eclipse (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 13-November-2012  22:37:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tomorrow morning, shortly after sunrise, a solar eclipse will be visible across most of Australia. Cairns seems to be the hotspot for people to go and see the total eclipse, but most people should be able to see at least a partial eclipse. Or if you prefer, there's a live stream of the event. The time during Totality, which can last only a few minutes, is described as one of the most awe-inspiring and magnificent natural events you are ever likely to witness. Day turns into night as the Moon completely covers the Sun, and the Sun's spectacular corona reveals itself as a halo surrounding the Moon.

Remember, don't look directly at the Sun even during an eclipse. SBS have some viewing safety tips. Exposure is not painful and damage may take several days to develop. It can result in permanent visual loss and there is no treatment, according to the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO).

The next total solar eclipse viewable from Australia won't be until 2028 - so don't miss out! Discussion in this thread.



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