Once, solar eclipses caught ancient cultures unaware; they fled terrified, believing they’d angered the gods. Now astronomers can predict them – and those with enough money pursue an eclipse around the planet.
Cooks tourism should capitalise on eclipse and stargazing.
Next month’s solar eclipse will draw astronomy enthusiasts to the Pacific Ocean south of the Cook Islands and French Polynesia.
The rainy weather in Rarotonga and rest of the southern group is expected to continue throughout this weekend due to a trough line located west of the Southern Cook Islands.