Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Solar eclipse in northern Australia

The total eclipse of the sun. Tens of thousands of tourists,  scientists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia  on  14 November 2012 to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse.

The eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunged parts of Queensland into darkness for just over two minutes. Watch also the next video.

VIDEO - Solar eclipes (BBC news)