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A few photos from around the remote hilltop west of Mount Carbine, taken at sunrise prior to the eclipse. Only about 20-30 people found their way to this spot, which was just off the highway, up a hill and through the bush on some worn tire tracks. The view from here was spectacular, with the mountains in the far distance being those on the coast about 40 miles away, where, as you can see, clouds were threatening those that stayed on the coast. They were hit and miss up and down the eclipse path along the beaches. One photo shows the amazingly dark southern night sky, with the Larg and Small Magellanic Clouds clearly visible. In the next to last photo, slightly blurry, you can see my cameras and the tree made famous in my main eclipse photo on the previous page. It is not quite as elegant when not in silhouette.