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PHOTOS: Total solar eclipse seen from Australia's far north

Northern Australia played host to the most visible part of the solar spectacle, with tens of thousands traveling there.

A total solar eclipse took place Tuesday, yet was only be visible in certain parts of the world.

Northern Australia played host to the most visible part of the solar spectacle and CNN reported that tens of thousands made the journey there  to witness it first hand.

The event could still be watched on live webcasts across the internet.

Space.com said the eclipse occured at sunrise, making it particularly impressive to watch.

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Solar eclipses take place when the moon lines up with the sun and Earth, covering it from spectators on the planet as it passes by.

Tuesday's eclipse was 108 miles wide and traveled 9,000 miles across the ocean.

The eclipse was broadcast live at 2012 Eclipse Cairns:


Live stream videos at Ustream

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