Total eclipse darkens northern Australia

In this photo provided by Tourism Queensland, a hot air balloon floats in the air as a solar eclipse is observed near Cairns, in Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia's Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo/Tourism Queensland, David Barker) EDITORIAL USE ONLY <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ David Barker)</span>
November 14, 2012 12:27:46 PM PST