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The last Australian total solar eclipse occurred in 2002 in Ceduna in South Australia

Tens of thousands of scientists, astronomy buffs, and interested members of the general public converged on Northern Queensland today to witness a rare total eclipse of the sun. People lined beaches and hillsides to get the best view of the once in a decade event. The total eclipse lasted for about two minutes and was visible in areas near Cairns and Port Douglas.

 

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