Australia Eclipse in Motion

By: Alex Cherney


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Queensland - Australia

Date: 2012 November 14

Turn on your speakers and enjoy this short timelapse clip of November 2012 total solar eclipse over the northern coast of Australia. A dark Sun hung over Queensland on morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse. Storm clouds threatened to spoil the view along the northern coast, but minutes before totality the clouds parted. The area was plunged into darkness for nearly 2 minutes as the Moon's shadow swept off shore toward Australia's Great Barrier Reef and out into the southern Pacific. From the photographer "Thanks to James McHugh ( for the excellent high-resolution footage of the second and third contacts, and partial phases of the eclipse. The music is 'Dawn of a New Era' by zero project (" Alex Cherney,

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