There's a total solar eclipse occurring this year in November. Relatively it's within the neighborhood because it will be in Cairns, Australia. Unfortunately the plane fare is around 50K, almost the same as a plane fare to Europe... I am hoping to go there if only to finally document totality without the overcast. The realization of this dream depends on 2 major factors, but am hoping to make it... Let's see.
Here's a timed shot I took in Qingdao in 2010. Wish that at that time I had better knowledge on camera settings.. Anyway, it's better late than never..
Cairns, I hope to see you !