Hot Air Balloon Ride To See the Eclipse

The best place in the world to see the total solar eclipse this week on Diwali, is Cairns, Queensland, Australia. This celestial event will be even more special and a celebration of light, for visitors from all over the world flying in a fleet of 10 hot air balloons to see the eclipse, west of the Great Barrier Reef.

For any late night owls that want to watch the event live, the solar eclipse broadcast will begin at 1.30am IST on Wednesday 14th November and end at 2.45 am Wednesday, with a live webcast of the hot air balloons of the actual eclipse online at   The moment of Totality will occur at 02.07am IST

It’s anticipated that the spectacle of the Australian themed hot air balloons; the Koala, Kangaroo and Aussie balloons in particular, glowing like giant lanterns over the Australian landscape, will be quite extraordinary.

Mr Steel said, with the Eclipse in Cairns on Diwali day, being such a unique balloon festival of light event, he looks forward to many new opportunities from Indian travel agents starting for the  new season.

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