Solar eclipse

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Total eclipse of the sun

The "Diamond Ring" effect is visible following a total solar eclipse on Nov. 14 at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland.


More than 50,000 spectators and scientists flocked to remote northern Australia to watch the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years, according to Despite some partial cloud cover, observers were still able to see the eclipse, which lasted for slightly longer than two minutes. The dramatic event is the first since 2010 and will be the last until 2015.


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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

Total solar eclipse forms 'diamond ring' over Australia [Photo]
Viewable from a remote part of Australia and a large swath of open ocean, today's total solar eclipse is the first since 2010 and the last until 2015.