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Australian Solar Eclipse 2012, Cairns QLD

On Wednesday, 14 November 2012, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Northern Australia and the Pacific Islands. At approximately 6:00am (Cairns Time), the Moon will begin to cover the Sun, until it is completely shadowed, turning day into night. 

While Total Solar Eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every 18 Months, it is highly unlikely that they occur at the same place. Some experts put it at once in 350 years. In 2012, the Solar Eclipse will be best visible from Cairns and is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon.

It is very important to note that the Eclipse should never be viewed directly with your naked eye or with optical devices. Safe eyewear is essential. To allow everyone the enjoyment of this phenomenon and to promote safe viewing, we are taking orders for Solar Safety Shades.

Educational Institutions may purchase these shades from OpticsCentral for students and teachers at bulk prices, and no minimum order is required. Each eclipse glass is $2.50, excluding shipping. However when a minimum order of 100 is purchased, each pair becomes $2.35.

If you have questions on the solar eclipse or about making an order for protective Solar Eclipse shades, please do not hesitate to send us an email at support@opticscentral.com.au, or call us on 1800 884 763.