Latest pictures and video of Queensland solar eclipse

QUEENSLANDERS made the effort to roll out of bed earlier than usual on Wednesday to watch a rare total solar eclipse.

The best views were from the Cairns region, where an estimated 60,000 stargazers and scientists flocked to watch the total eclipse at 6:38am.

One viewer even used the opportunity, where day became night when the moon crossed the sun, to propose to his partner in a hot air balloon over the Atherton Tablelands.

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 on the horizon 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.

"Along Port Douglas's Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove, thousands of eclipse viewers stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a veritable United Nations, coming together for a single moment in time.

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

A total solar eclipse has not been seen in the Cairns region in 1300 years.

Check out the photos that readers and likers of APN's Facebook pages took:

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