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Huge crowds gather in Far North Queensland to watch total solar eclipse: live stream
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 27588020:MV8yMDQ4NzE2XzM0NDI1MzU5XzZDRkQzMzhE] By a remarkable celestial coincidence, the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, but also 400 times farther away, so for those on the coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas tomorrow, the discs will appear to match in size. Casting a shadow 150km wide, the eclipse begins over the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, moves eastwards across the Gulf of Carpentaria and then crosses Queensland shortly after dawn. ... More than 50,000 tourists from Europe, Asia and the US have traveled to the far north to enjoy two minutes of “totality” – weather dependent. Hotels are completely full, cruise liners are moored offshore and forty hot air balloons will take to the sky above the Atherton Tableland. anyone watching bright stars nearby venus or jupiter [/quote]
THOUSANDS of locals, tourists and eclipse chasers in Far North Queensland are hoping for clear skies as they prepare for Australia's first total ...
link to www.heraldsun.com.au
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