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Cairns 2012 total Eclipse photo including Venus – taken from the Atherton Tablelands

2012 Total elipse at Atherton near Cairns during totality

2012 Total solar eclipse at Atherton near Cairns during totality – Click for a larger version!

My Astro-Physicist wife and I have had a wonderful morning enjoying and photographing the Cairns total eclipse for 2012! We decided over 6 months ago to stay near Atherton about an hour’s drive from Cairns for the Eclipse.

Not only was accommodation scarce, but we felt that there was a higher chance of better weather up high on the tablelands, than down near the coast.

We were not disappointed!

Click through and scroll down for the Eclipse / Venus photo