A rare solar event viewed from a tropical island - what could go wrong? The weather, of course, writes Kirsty Johnston.

There we were, on a windy clifftop in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at five in the morning, staring into the horizon. Below us, waves were crashing across jagged coral. Above us, clouds were threatening to ruin our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - viewing a partial solar eclipse.

"Everyone blow at the clouds," host Richard Somerville-Ryan joked, although it was clear he wasn't really kidding. Someone made blowing noises. Someone else laughed. One of the staff offered another round of

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