11/14/2012 07:00 pm ET

Solar Eclipse Proposal: Eclipse Provides Perfect Backdrop To Pop The Question (VIDEO)

Viewing a total solar eclipse is rare, but Wednesday's eclipse -- visible from northeastern Australia -- became a once-in-a-lifetime moment for one Australian couple.

Shookie Basuroy proposed to his girlfriend Rajdeep on a hot air balloon ride over Cairns, Australia right after the peak of the eclipse. Basuroy had been planning the romantic mid-air proposal for months after learning about the eclipse during an astronomy course he and Rajdeep were taking.

Basuroy made use of cosmic-inspired verse in his surprise proposal, calling Rajdeep his "sun" and referencing "a fiery ring to make us one." He later admitted to listening to his prepared speech on his iPod pre-proposal to make sure he had it memorized.

If that wasn't sweet enough, the eclipse was streamed live by the hot air balloon company and Basuroy agreed to have the proposal filmed, so that family and friends could tune in.

Naturally, Rajdeep said "Yes." Watch the video above to see how the proposal played out.

Click through the slideshow below to see more amazing proposals caught on film.

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