This month's New Moon brought a
solar eclipse to parts of planet Earth
on November 13 (UT).
Most of the total eclipse track fell across the southern Pacific,
but the Moon's dark umbral shadow began its
in northern Australia on Wednesday morning, local time.
From along the track,
this telescopic snapshot
captures the Moon's silhouette
in skies over Queensland along the Mulligan highway west of Port Douglas.
Almost completely covered, the Sun's disk is seen
still surrounded by a hint of the
faint solar corona.
Planet-sized prominences stretch above the active Sun's edge.
through gaps in the rugged profile of the lunar limb
creates the brilliant but fleeting