Dr Jonti Horner is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Southern Queensland.
As we heard a little earlier, he’s on a cruise ship anchored just north-east of the Exmouth peninsula for today’s big event, which will be the first total solar eclipse he’s experienced.
Jonti: I went to Cairns for the 2012 eclipse, but managed to find a cloud to sit under, and missed totality.
Jonti: It’s hard to tell to be honest until I’ve seen it – but I’m really excited. My old mentor and dear friend, Prof Barrie Jones (who is sadly no longer with us), was an enthusiastic eclipse chaser – and often told me about the adventures he had with his wonderful wife, Anne, travelling to see them, and about what wonderful events they are.
I can’t wait to experience what brought them so much joy in the past – and I’ll definitely be thinking of them both during totality!