The countdown to the biggest event in the history of Port Douglas is on. The Solar Eclipse will occur on November 14th, 2012. Astronomy enthusiasts and solar eclipse chasers have been booking holiday accommodation well in advance.
The Port Douglas & Cairns area is expecting an influx of up to 50,000 people for this rare and beautiful show mother nature is putting on.
The Eclipse Timings for the specific areas in the Port Douglas region are as follows:
LOCATION START DURATION
Cape Tribulation 6:37:57 1Min 26s
Daintree 6:37:52 1Min 55s
Julatten 6:38:10 2Min 01s
Mossman 6:38:00 2Min 03s
Mount Molloy 6:38:15 1Min 59s
Oak Beach 6:38:09 2Min04s
Port Douglas 6:38:02 2Min03s
Today, Crikey has published a very interesting take on the event and it can be read in full at this link http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2011/12/12/will-the-next-eclipse-cause-a-cheap-fare-blackout/