Space.com: The last total solar eclipse until 2015 has begun, with the moon’s shadow commencing its three-hour trek across Earth’s surface in far northern Australia.
The total solar eclipse began at 3:35 pm EST today — shortly after dawn Wednesday local time in Australia. Despite some clouds, the eclipse was clearly visible to observers in Cairns, on Queensland’s northeast coast.
Photo: A view of the partially eclipsed sun from the Slooh Space Camera’s feed based in Port Douglas, just north of Cairns, in Northern Australia on Nov. 13, 2012. (Slooh Space Camera via Space.com)