AND suddenly the heavens were open and unfastened. Thousands lining beaches and lookouts in Cairns and Port Douglas burst into cheers and tears as a total solar eclipse plunged Queensland's far north into darkness at 6.39am. For two minutes time stood still as an eerie, unearthly glow - the colour of indigo - fell over the tropical coast.
"It is like everyone had come down to watch the End of the World," said Dr Natalie Dillon, a scientist in Mareeba. "When it goes dark and the temperature drops, you get a sense of the fragility of life. "I just feel in awe. It is like the Moon has wiped a cloth over the face of the Sun and we can start afresh. She said the moment of totality was a glimpse into the start of the Ice Age. "It shows how the Sun is the reason life exists on earth. Too much closer and we'd burn. Too much further away and we'd freeze. "For a moment, you get a sense of what it felt like when the dinosaurs went extinct as the cloud of a meteorite storm obscured the sun and plunged Earth into an Ice Age."
Originally posted by Dr Expired
Clicked video all I got was a plump guy selling cards of some type.
Whats this all about?