The solar eclipse from Warwick snapped by David Carvosso.
The solar eclipse from Warwick snapped by David Carvosso.

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WITH clear skies Warwickites who made the effort to roll out of bed earlier than usual yesterday to witness the solar eclipse were not disappointed.

The best view for the total solar eclipse was from the Cairns coast but Warwick residents were able to view a partial eclipse around 6am.

"It looks like we have better weather than North Queensland," photographer David Carvosso said.

Many people had different ways to view the spectacle. "I used solar film on a telescope and binoculars," Mr Carvosso said.

Lydia Gibson and Geane Lois Lamb donned welding helmets and glasses. "It is unreal," Ms Lamb said.

Mal Kiely said it was very cool.

It is estimated that 60, 000 stargazers and scientists flocked to Cairns to watch the total eclipse which occurred at 6.38am.

Tourism Queensland acting chief executive officer Leanne Coddington said the cloudy conditions managed to part to make way for the spectacle.

"It rained during the night and at first light there were some clouds but just before 6.30am they parted and for the thousands of people lining the beaches, on dive boats, cruise ships, hilltops and hot air balloons nature turned on an incredible spectacle," she said.

Cairns Regional Council estimated the influx of visitors would pump $75 million into the regional economy.



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