The moon passes in front of the sun during a full solar eclipse at Palm Grove near the northern Australian city of Cairns November 14, 2012. A rare full solar eclipse plunged north Queensland into darkness for two minutes early on Wednesday, delighting the thousands of people who had gathered on the Australian state's beaches. In Cairns, the main city in north Queensland and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, cloudy skies and occasional rain partly obscured the view, but elsewhere viewing conditions were more favourable. REUTERS/Tourism Queensland/Handout (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS Published: Lis. 14, 2012, 1:54 dop.