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    Posted November 13, 2012 by
    davidoptimal
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    Palm Cove, Australia
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    Solar eclipse in Australia

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     davidoptimal from Barcelona snapped these images at Palm Cove in north eastern Australia.

    "On our way from Cairns to Palm Cove this morning at 6am we were very excited and had the feeling that we were part of something big when we saw cars parked everywhere on the side of the roads, with their occupants standing beside staring up into the skies," he says

    "Once at the beach (we only arrived 10 minutes before the total eclipse) we were surprised to see people with telescopes, and even dozens of foreign people who claimed to have travelled to Cairns from all over the world especially for the event!"

    "When everything finally went almost totally dark, some people were clapping, some people were cheering with joy, and we all took our eclipse glasses off to enjoy some of the most exciting and beautiful seconds of my life. Too bad it only lasted roughly 1 minute!"

    I (@davidoptimal) am originally from Barcelona, and have lived in Australia for 5 years, the last 3 in Townsville. I work there as a flight instructor.
    My friend Fede (@FDtweet) flew up from Sydney to Townsville, and we drove up to Cairns last night, for this once in a lifetime event.

     

    On our way from Cairns to Palm Cove this morning at 6am we were very excited and had the feeling that we were part of something big when we saw cars parked everywhere on the side of the roads, with their occupants standing beside staring up into the skies. We actually felt like in the middle of a zombie movie, or one of those movies where alien invaders arrive to earth!

     

    Once at the beach (we only arrived 10 minutes before the total eclipse) we were surprised to see people with telescopes, and even dozens of foreign people who claimed to have travelled to Cairns from all over the world especially for the event! When everything finally went almost totally dark, some people were clapping, some people were cheering with joy, and we all took our eclipse glasses off to enjoy some of the most exciting and beautiful seconds of our lives. Too bad it only lasted roughly 1 minute!

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