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Yorkeys Knob and the 2012 Solar Eclipse

In November 2012 stay in great accommodation and enjoy Yorkeys Knob and the 2012 Solar Eclipse

The 2012 Solar Eclipse is expected to be a brilliant, once in a lifetime skyshow courtesy of the universe!

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a total eclipse, the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In a partial and annular eclipses only part of the Sun is obscured.

Total solar eclipse are considered rare. Although, they occur on Earth every 18 months or so, they only reoccur in the same location every 400 years (give or take a half century).

Australia’s Cairns including Yorkeys Knob beach is the best spot in the world where you can experience the full benefit of Earth’s total solar eclipse on 14 November 2012. The eclipse will turn the sky into darkness for between 10 seconds and 2 minutes depending on where you are located. Yorkeys Knob should be closer to the 2 minutes.

It is not safe to look at the sun at anytime including an eclipse. The only way to view the eclipse without risking eye damage is to utilise safe solar filters that meet international standards.

Yorkeys Knob beach is a wide, sandy beach north of Cairns. Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment is located on the beachfront and would mean only a short 2 minute stroll to locate yourself in a great vantage point to observe the eclipse.

Apart from the Solar Eclipse Yorkeys Knob is a great holiday location. It has a beautiful wide sandy beach, a boat club with a great outdoor restaurant, a golf club and is within 2 minutes of a myriad of wonderful tropical things to do.

Stay in Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment and experience Yorkeys Knob and the 2012 Solar Eclipse.

Check out the path of the eclipse here.

For more information download the The Astronomical Association of Queensland

Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment is a great location for viewing the Solar Eclipse. Yorkeys Knob and the 2012 Solar Eclipse