Solar eclipse over Australia

This item appears on page 77 of the March 2012 issue.

If weather cooperates, it will be possible to view a total eclipse of the sun on Nov. 14, 2012, from land locations in Queensland, Australia, including beaches around Cairns (anywhere between Cooktown and Innisfail) and areas of the Great Barrier Reef. For a detailed map, visit A festival and other events are planned. For info, visit or or contact Tourism Australia (6100 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310/695-3200). Cruise lines will have ships in the area as well.