14 November 2012
Last updated at 12:04
The sight of a total solar eclipse - when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun - attracted thousands of astronomers and tourists in Northern Australia, with Damon Jamie in Cairns taking this picture.
There had been worries that the sight would be marred by cloudy weather, but as Nina Bruser's image in Cairns shows, this proved not to be a problem.
Paul Cardy sent us this photo from the East Arm boat ramp in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Philip Higham, who took this image while out on the beach at Palm Cove, said: "I have now seen 11 total eclipses and this was by far the most nail-biting!"
Alexey Tsoy took his image in Port Douglas. He said he had been worried at the start of the eclipse but luckily the clouds remained around the edges of the Sun.
Meanwhile, in Brisbane, Alistair Soon, said: "When the eclipse occurred, we noticed that the area seemed gloomy, yet the sun still shone brightly. With the solar filter used, we could see the Moon right there with the Sun!"
Anthony Ramsey and Amber Hinton used their smartphone and a $1 pair of eclipse glasses held over the camera lens to take this image while on the Cairns esplanade boardwalk.
Martin Walker Watson was in Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania when he decided to head out to capture the eclipse.
Sean Gillespie was in Thorndon in Wellington, New Zealand when he saw the partial eclipse while at work. He said a colleague brought a piece of welding glass from home and everyone shared it around as they looked to see the phenomena.
Temperatures dropped as the shadow of the Moon blocked the Sun, and animals reacted to the eclipse with confusion. Jonathon Neaves took this image through purple cellophane while on the Gold Coast.
Matt Wastell, who watched the Moon pass by, captured the sequence through a Lunt Hydrogen Alpha 60mm scope using a DMK51 imager. He put the images together to produce this sequence. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. For conditions visit bbc.co.uk/terms.