On the 14th November 2012, far north Queensland and parts of the Pacific experienced a total solar eclipse. Being so close to my home in Sydney I thought it was a great opportunity to experience it. To keep a track of the the lead up to and the Eclipse itself I have kept a blog. Links for each are available below.
|11th August 2012||Trip Booked for Solar Elcipse In November 2012|
|6th September 2012||Kit for Solar Eclipse in November 2012|
|20th October 2012||Rest of kit arrives for Total Solar Eclipse|
|9th November 2012||Travelling to Port Douglas|
|10th November 2012||Mossman Gorge|
|11th November 2012||Cairns and beyond|
|12th November 2012||Visit to Daintree Rainforest|
|13th November 2012||Final Preparations for Total Solar Eclipse|
|14th November 2012||Total Solar Eclipse from Port Douglas|
Each morning in the lead up to the eclipse I went out at the time of totality and took photos looking for the best spot. I was looking for clearance over the top of the trees that cover the shore line.
Didn't want to leave anything to chance on the day so did a lot of dry runs to make sure I was ready.
Here is a video that I took of the eclipse. Wasn't able to experience the entirety of the eclipse but what I did see was defintely worth the wait. In fact seeing it in person was far better than what the video could capture.