We got very lucky at Ellis Beach near Palm Cove in the tropical North Queensland (Australia) in the morning of November 14th, 2012. Half a n hour before the total solar eclipse the Sun was well hidden behind a stubborn cloud, which did not seem to move anywhere. However, just before the totality phase the cloud moved and the Sun cleared, just in time for us to witness the most thrilling astronomical event – the total solar eclipse. Thanks to Promote DSLR controllers ( promotesystems.com ) I was able to enjoy the visual show whilst three cameras clicked through the pre-programmed eclipse sequences.
Many thanks to James McHugh (deepspaceplace.com) for the excellent high-resolution footage of the second and third contacts, and partial phases of the eclipse!
Music: 'Dawn of a New Era' by zero project ( zero-project.gr )
More here: terrastro.com/blog/total-solar-eclipse-2012/