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Dec 12, 2011

An eclipse, when astronomy meets designer drugs

If you had clear skies and thought the total eclipse of the moon looked good early Sunday, then just wait until early morning in far north Queensland and parts of Arnhem Land on November 14 next year.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

If you had clear skies and thought the total eclipse of the moon looked good early Sunday in eastern Australia and late Saturday night in the western half of the country, then just wait until early morning in far north Queensland and parts of Arnhem Land on November 14 next year.

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  1. wayne robinson

    If you’ve got the opportunity of seeing a total solar eclipse, grab it. It’s one of the most awe inspiring experiences you will ever have, even if it is so short. I saw one recently in Novosibirsk. I have the one in 2028 pencilled in my calendar (I’m giving the one in 2012 a miss owing to the weather conditions, although if they turn out to be perfect, I’ll probably shoot myself) to go along with the return of Comet Halley in 2060 ( I want to see it twice, I’ll only be 105…)

  2. Ben Sandilands

    Wayne,

    You’ll be 106, and also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin back in 1961. And I’ll be the raucous 119 year old that clear August night when it makes what is calculated to be a rather bright but brief appearance in our skies.

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