posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:09 PM
Here is a little more info
The last total solar eclipse in Cairns was in 710 AD with the next not expected for another 225 years.
Read more: www.news.com.au...
The path of the total eclipse begins close to Tor Rock in Arnhem Land, where the total eclipse will already last for 1 minute 40 seconds, and be
visible over a path 126 km wide. The eclipse then moves off southeast, crossing Arnhem Land and entering the Gulf of Carpentaria; the centreline hits
the coast at about Cape Grey. It hits land again close to Wallaby Island, and moves on towards Cairns, with the centreline hitting the coast between
Cairns and Port Douglas at 20:39 UT. At this point the eclipse duration is about 2 minutes and 4 seconds on the centreline, and the path of totality
is 143 km wide. The eclipse - which will last two minutes - will occur just after sunrise at 6.39am after which it will move out across unpopulated
areas of the South Pacific.
With the sun blocked who knows what other bright object/s m might be visible.