Nov. 13 - A rare full solar eclipse plunges north Queensland into darkness for two minutes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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A rare full solar eclipse plunged north Queensland into darkness for two minutes on Wednesday (November 14), delighting crowds who gathered on the state's beaches to watch the event.
North Queensland's tourism body and NASA provided a live stream of the eclipse.
Authorities warned spectators to wear safety goggles, noting the sun's rays remain incredibly powerful, even when hidden behind the moon.
While north Queensland was treated to a full eclipse at around 6.39 am local time (0849 GMT), other parts of Australia saw only a partial eclipse.
The last full solar eclipse visible from Australia was in 2002, an event that was only visible in the nation's south.
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