The eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun.
The eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun.

NiE Eclipse of the Sun

One of the most awesome spectacles in the sky is when an eerie twilight descends on Earth as the Sun's bright face is replaced by the black disk of the Moon surrounded by a beautiful halo of light.

This is an eclipse of the sun that occurs when the moon revolving in its orbit comes between the sun and the earth. The moon blocks the light of the sun and casts a shadow over our planet. The moon's shadow has two parts: a central region (umbra) and an outer region (penumbra). Depending upon which part of the shadow passes over you as well as other factors, you will see one of four types of solar eclipses: total, annular, partial or hybrid.

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QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Swimming

2. Celebrity Splash

3. Friday MAy 10 2013

COMPETITION

Remember to enter the Hot Shoe Shuffle competition for your chance to win tickets to see this amazing show at the Lyric Theatre QPAC in Brisbane on Saturday May 11.



DEVASTATED: Tom Potts robbed of his prized possession

DEVASTATED: Tom Potts robbed of his prized possession

Prized possession stolen from devastated Endeavour employee

NOT JUST A BOY'S SPORT: Sisters leave stigma at home

NOT JUST A BOY'S SPORT: Sisters leave stigma at home

"I wanted to prove girls can do anything.”

BEFORE THE DAWN: Thousands gather to honour our Anzacs

BEFORE THE DAWN: Thousands gather to honour our Anzacs

The sun rose as residents remembered soldiers past and present

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