Solar eclipse turns heads skywards

TOOWOOMBA astronomer Rodger McQueen was in his element at Cobb and Co Museum this morning as he educated hundreds of sky watchers about the magnificent partial solar eclipse.

A huge crowd turned out to witness the astronomical event and were not disappointed as the heavens turned on a show to remember.

Just before 7am, the moon covered about 85 per cent of the sun.

Mr McQueen said despite never seeing a total solar eclipse, the partial eclipse was still always very special.

"About every 10 months or so there is a solar eclipse somewhere in the world," he said.

"But we won't see a total eclipse in Toowoomba until 2037, but as they say, 'if you hang around long enough in the one spot then you'll eventually see one'."

Did you capture any photos during this morning's solar eclipse? If you did, send them to news@thechronicle.com.au or post them to The Chronicle's facebook site at www.facebook.com/TheToowoombaChronicle?fref=ts

USQ astronomer Rodger McQueen marvels at the partial solar eclipse this morning.
USQ astronomer Rodger McQueen marvels at the partial solar eclipse this morning. Callum Bentley

Topics:  cobb and co museum, rodger mcqueen, solar eclipse, toowoomba



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