Rare solar eclipse wows the world

People view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

The Diamond Ring effect is shown following totality of the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

A man prepares equipment to view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

A woman wears special glasses to view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

Totality is shown during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

Dale Flack (C) and Derek Tottle (L) from Tourism Tropical North Queensland set up equipment to be used for a direct feed of the total solar eclipse to NASA on the foreshore at Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland. (AFP)

A woman watches a total solar eclipse at Lakeland in Queensland state, Australia. (AP)

Tourist watch as the moon passes in front of the sun as it approaches a full solar eclipse in the northern Australian city of Cairns. (REUTERS)

Tourists look to the sky as clouds obscure a full solar eclipse in the northern Australian city of Cairns. (REUTERS)

Clouds obscure the moon passing in front of the sun as it approaches a full solar eclipse in the northern Australian city of Cairns. (REUTERS)

Tourists look at a cloudy sky as a full solar eclipse begins in the northern Australian city of Cairns. (REUTERS)

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