Residents and tourists in Australia came out in mass to view the last total solar eclipse visible in the country until 2028. Another total solar eclipse will not be visible anywhere in the world until 2015.
Solar eclipses occur an average of 2.4 eclipses per year. Total eclipses are more rare however, occurring only 26.7 percent of the time. The last one, which could be seen in Easter Island, Chile, and Argentina, happened on July 11, 2010.
The next visible total solar eclipse will occur March 20, 2015 and can be seen in Iceland, Europe, and the northern regions of African and Asia. Australians will have to wait until November 25, 2030 before they can catch a glimpse of the solar phenomenon again.