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Equipment is made ready to be used for a direct feed of the total solar eclipse

Equipment is made ready to be used for a direct feed of the total solar eclipse to NASA on the foreshore at Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland.

Rare total solar eclipse darkens skies

November 14, 2012

A rare full solar eclipse plunged north Queensland into darkness for two minutes early on Wednesday, delighting the thousands of people who had gathered on the Australian state's beaches.