A total eclipse of the sun will occur over the Cairns region in the early morning of 14 November 2012. The last total solar eclipse in Cairns was in 710 AD and the next one won’t be until April 25, 2237.
Viewing the solar eclipse
Find out what time you can view the total solar eclipse at various locations and suburbs around the region.
At the time of the Total Eclipse, the sky will go very dark with a glowing light around the horizon, planets and bright stars will be visible and the Sun's spectacular outer atmosphere (the Corona) will appear.
WARNING: - Never look directly at the Sun or you may cause serious and permanent damage to your eyesight. The Queensland Government has provided advice on safe methods to observe the eclipse.
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Road Closure and Traffic information
Road users travelling on the morning of the Eclipse should plan for delays and reconsider any non-essential travel. If you do travel to view the eclipse, drive to the conditions and be mindful of safety when choosing a suitable location to park. If possible, try and find a local vantage point to avoid driving on major roads.
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