Cameras were set up to record one of nature's greatest phenomena - a total eclipse of the sun.
Crowds of people numbering in the ten thousands took up positions on the beach
wearing special glasses distributed to them the day before to prevent devestating eye damage that is caused by looking directly at the sun.
Huge cheers erupted when the clouds threatening to spoil the view parted and the eclipse began.
A perfect view of totality - when the moon completely covers the sun and a faint halo or corona appears.
It was reported that a hush fell over the crowd and even the birds and insects went quiet.
Here's a map showing future eclipses over Australia.
I wonder how many of us will still be blogging when the next one comes along in 2023 ?