Por si los supersticiosos no tenían suficiente con que el calendario marque hoy martes 13, un eclipse total de sol cerró con broche de oro la noche. El fenómeno meteorológico alcanzó su plenitud alrededor de las 20:39 GTM en el noreste de Australia, avanzó al extremo norte de Queensland y salió por la costa entre Innisfail y Port Douglas; duró alrededor de dos minutos produciendo una sombra de unos 150 kilómetros (95 millas) de ancho.

El eclipse también se pudo ver de forma parcial en la costa oriental de Australia, Papúa Nueva Guinea, Nueva Zelanda, el este de Indonesia, así como en el sur de Argentina y Chile

Un eclipse solar se produce cuando la Luna pasa entre el Sol y la Tierra y oculta, de forma parcial o total, el Sol desde el punto de vista de la Tierra.

El último eclipse solar total se produjo el 11 de julio de 2010, también en el Pacífico sur, y el próximo se espera el 20 de marzo de 2015, en Islandia, islas Feroe y archipiélago noruego de Svalbard.

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  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Near totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Near totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in part of North Queensland to enjoy the solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

  • The annular solar eclipse is seen in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

  • An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

  • An annular solar eclipse is partially seen at sunrise Monday, May 21, 2012, from the coastal township of Gumaca, Quezon province, 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Annular eclipse over Rocky Mountains

    The annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver late on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun, was visible across Asia as well as the southwest part of the United States. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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    The moon begins to partially block the sun as the sun sets at 8:02 p.m. silhouetting a crane just west of downtown Houston during a rare solar eclipse known as the "ring of fire" Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Houston. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

  • The peak of the solar eclipse Sunday evening May 20, 2012, is seen from through the coastal marine layer on the hillside of the UC Irvine Observatory in Irvine, Calif. The western United States watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire ) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

  • FILE - This May 21, 2012 file photo shows an annular solar eclipse appears in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo. Solar eclipses typically attract tourists who travel around the world to remote places to witness the celestial phenomenon. Australia is expecting 50,000 visitors for a Nov. 14 solar eclipse that will be visible from the Cairns-Port Douglas area in Queensland. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, file)

  • File-In this Jan.15,2010 file photo showing a combination of three separate photographs, the various stages of an annular solar eclipse seen over Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon blots out all but a ring around the sun. This year's solar show can be viewed from eastern Asia to parts of North America. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena,File)

  • This image provided by NASA Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 shows a partial solar eclipse as seen from space taken on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 when the Moon moved in between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite and the Sun (seen here in extreme ultraviolet light). The SDO team observed the lunar transit, which began at about 8.10 am EST and ended about 10 am EST. (AP Photo/NASA)

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