A total Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon completely obscures the Sun. A very bright “ring” of the outer edge of the Sun is seen around the Moon which forms a dark silhouette and creates a shadow over the Earth.
The “ring” gives the impression of a sparkling diamond ring.
During any eclipse, the totality of the very narrow path it takes along the surface of the Earth is visible from only such part, which just so happens to be where Port Douglas is positioned.To see a total solar eclipse you must be in the shadow’s path.
If you are outside the shadow’s path at the time of the eclipse the Moon will not completely cover the Sun and you will only see a partial eclipse.
Best spot to be?
On the sands of Four Mile Beach of course!
You can also perch yourself on top of Flagstaff Hill which has views over Port Douglas, the Marina and a perfect ocean view.
Port Douglas is becoming quickly booked with visitors coming from as far away as the USA to witness this phenomenon.
Book your accommodation now to be one of the spectators of this rare sight.
We have everything from studio apartments to five bedroom homes.
Bring your partner or a large group, we can accommodate all of you. Best news is, the Solar Eclipse falls during the Port Douglas low season so you can book your accommodation at a low season rate!
Phone us on 07 4099 4099 or +617 4099 4099 for international visitors.
Alternatively, you can email Megan Newman on email@example.com or enquire and book via Facebook by searching “Holiday Port Douglas” or find us on twitter.com/megannewmanc21