Miles de personas en el norte de Australia fueron testigos de un grandioso espectáculo, un eclipse total de Sol, fenómeno que se produce cuando la Luna oculta al Sol, desde la perspectiva de la Tierra y que sumió en la oscuridad por poco más de dos minutos a los habitantes de dicha zona del planeta.

El eclipse fue seguido en vivo por internet y pudo verse en su momento culmen con claridad, a pesar de mal tiempo y la nubosidad. 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.

A continuación algunas de las mejores fotos del eclipse:

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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)

  • AUSTRALIA-ASTRONOMY-ECLIPSE

    The Diamond Ring effect is shown following totality of the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on November 14, 2012. Eclipse-hunters have flocked to Queensland's tropical northeast to watch the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years on November 14, which occurred as the moon passed between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow path on the globe and lasting for a maximum on the Australian mainland of 2 minutes and 5 seconds. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: A spectator views the solar eclipse 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: A young boy gets ready to view the solar eclipse with his telescope 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

    CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Sunrise is seen ahead of the solar eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia on November 14, 2012 in Cairns, 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 Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Shadow starts to fall moments before totality is seen during the solar eclipse at Vlassof Cay on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia on November 14, 2012 in Cairns, 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 Mark Kolbe/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)

  • This photo provided by Tourism Queensland shows a total solar eclipse observed in Green Island, Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia's Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo/Tourism Queensland) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

  • This photo provided by Tourism Queensland shows a solar eclipse observed on Green Island, Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia's Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo/Tourism Queensland) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

  • 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)

  • This photo provided by Tourism Queensland shows a total solar eclipse observed on Green Island, Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia's Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo/Tourism Queensland)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    PALM COVE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Spectators line the beach to view the total solar eclipse 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: Spectators watch the solar eclipse while sitting in the surf 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)

  • AUSTRALIA-ASTRONOMY-ECLIPSE

    A woman wears special glasses to view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on November 14, 2012. Eclipse-hunters have flocked to Queensland's tropical northeast to watch the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years on November 14, which occurred as the moon passed between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow path on the globe and lasting for a maximum on the Australian mainland of 2 minutes and 5 seconds. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-ASTRONOMY-ECLIPSE

    Two women wear special glasses to view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on November 14, 2012. Eclipse-hunters have flocked to Queensland's tropical northeast to watch the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years on November 14, which occurred as the moon passed between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow path on the globe and lasting for a maximum on the Australian mainland of 2 minutes and 5 seconds. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Crowds To North Queensland Vantage Points

    CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Telescopic cameras and computer equipment are set up on Palm Cove beach in preparation to run a live stream via NASA of the total solar eclipse on November 13, 2012 in Cairns, 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 Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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