Seven ways to experience the total eclipse – On November 14, northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean will witness a total solar eclipse. To mark the event, stargazers are organizing cultural celebrations and adventure travel events. Click through the gallery to see seven of the best ways to experience the rare celestial light-show.
Solar eclipse marathon – The Solar Eclipse Marathon in Port Douglas, northern Queensland, bills itself as the first sporting event with an "intergalactic start gun" -- the race begins the instant totality ends, just as the sun begins to re-emerge. About 350 runners will take part in the event.
Hot-air baloon flight – Viewers who want to get a closer look can take to the skies in a hot-air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, located west of Cairns. Up to a dozen balloons will take off at sunrise and stay up during the eclipse.
Kayaking on the Cape – Most of the eclipse will occur over the water, and there's no shortage of opportunities for an aquatic viewing. Several sea kayaking tours are operating in Cape Tribulation, the stunning area where the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest meet.