This short video, shot in HD on a Panasonic HC-V500M (with 50x optical), was taken in front of the Angsana resort at Palm Cove on Cairns' Northern Beaches. This was one of the most popular beaches to be at during the eclipse, with NASA scientists and media present. It was a cloudy morning when the sun rose at 5.35am, visible for a few minutes before disappearing behind the clouds. There was a nervous wait during the next hour as clouds moved north, with just an occasional glimpse of the moon moving across the sun's path. Then, on queue, 10-15 minutes before totality at 6.38am, the skies cleared and everyone had a magnificent view of the whole spectacle. As the first diamond-ring effect starts, you can just see the pink prominences surrounding the moon before the camera does a quick autofocus adjustment, which took me a few seconds to correct. Then the skies go dark, people cheer and everyone on the beach is left in awe at one of nature's most incredible shows. I didn't have the smoothest tripod mechanism, so there are minor adjustments as the sun/moon glides upwards across the frame. Then the sun sparkles back over the surface of the lunar object in a brilliant diamond-ring effect. A minute later, as the light returns, a cloud rolls across the sun as the audience gives a final cheer when we see a thin crescent of light behind the cloud. Thanks for watching!