|The Total Solar Eclipse on the morning of Wednesday 14th November is now less than a week away.
|Changed Traffic Conditions for 13-14 November
Please note: on the morning of the eclipse, there may be a significant increase in the number of vehicles using roads, particularly the Captain Cook Highway and Mossman-Mount Molloy Road. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Road advises that users should expect delays and, where possible, reconsider any non-essential travel.
For up to date information about traffic conditions can be obtained from the TMR Traffic and Travel Information services including 131940.gov.au (website), 131940 (phone line), or @131940_FNNQ (Twitter feed).
||Did You Know?
During the total part of the eclipse the sky becomes so dark that some plants and stars will become visible?
At the time of the eclipse, the planets Venus and Saturn will be higher in the sky than the Sun, while Mercury will be between the Sun and the horizon. These planets and the Moon will form a line. This is because all the planets are in approximately the same plane as they orbit the sun.
During a Total Solar Eclipse is the only time this can be seen in this way. It may also be possible to see the bright stars of Sirius and Canopus as well as the stars of the Southern Cross.
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