A Total Eclipse of the Sun will occur over Northern Australia on the 14th November 2012. An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The Sun is much larger than the moon but it is also much further away, such that the two bodies appear to be about the same size in the sky. During a total solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the Sun and completely covers it. This casts a shadow on the Earth's surface. As the moon orbits the Earth and the Earth rotates, the shadow moves across the Earth's surface in a narrow path generally from west to east.
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.