As a half-masked sun rose today, resorts in Muri and on Rarotonga’s east coast were this morning letting their guests know where to watch the eclipse.
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.