Total solar eclipse is heavenly!

The total solar eclipse seen from Ubirr, Kakadu National Park | Photo by Anja Toms

Around 150 people made the walk up to Ubirr this morning to view the total solar eclipse over Kakadu. There were locals, international visitors and even visitors who came all the way from Melbourne specifically to experience the event in Kakadu National Park – and it didn’t disappoint.

The sun appeared on the horizon as a spectacular black disc framed by an orange-pink glow. The eclipse continued to the sounds of brolga and magpie geese on the foggy floodplains.

After the excitement of the celestial event there was more to experience – two rangers had brought joeys they’re currently caring for so visitors were treated to some quality time with an agile wallaby and an antilopine wallaroo. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this special event. We’re glad you had a good time!

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Sarah, Kakadu National Park

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