Solar Eclipse of April 20, 2023

A hybrid solar eclipse will occur on Thursday, April 20, 2023. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, thus partially obscuring the image of the sun. A total solar eclipse occurs when the apparent diameter of the Moon is greater than that of the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight and turning the day into darkness. A hybrid solar eclipse is a rare type of solar eclipse that changes its appearance from circular to total and back again as the moon’s shadow moves across Earth’s surface.

Totality occurs in a narrow path across the Earth’s surface, with a partial eclipse visible over a nearby area of thousands of becomes. Hybrid eclipses are extremely rare, accounting for only 3.1% of eclipses in the 21st century.[1] A total eclipse will be visible in Western Australia’s Northwest Cape and Barrow Island, eastern East Timor, as well as Damar Island and parts of Papua Province in Indonesia.

This is a hybrid eclipse with a portion of it circular near sunrise and sunset. Just 4.1 days after perigee (Sunday, April 16, 2023), the Moon’s diameter will be 1.02% larger than average.

Solar Eclipse of April 20, 2023

Detail about the Solar Eclipse of April 20, 2023

DateThursday, April 20, 2023
RegionSouth/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica, pakistan
Coordinates9°36′S 125°48′E / 9.6°S 125.8°E
Greatest eclipse4:17:56
Max. width of the band49 km

What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point?

The animation shows that the eclipse appears to be near maximum. The curvature of the moon’s path is due to the earth’s rotation. The solar eclipse is only visible in a small part of the world. Use the Eclipse Guide app to find out which eclipse will be visible from your location. Open the app and tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper left corner of the screen. You will find a list of solar and lunar eclipses in the future. The eye icon represents the eclipse as seen from the location of the device.

If you use Sky Tonight, open the calendar window and click on the date of the eclipse (April 19 or 20, depending on your time). The application shows the events that happened that day. Tap the “Hybrid Solar Eclipse” event: the text in the info section will tell you if an eclipse is visible at your location and if so, Eclipses occur when the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up, either fully or partially. Depending on how they align, eclipses provide a unique, exciting

How to protect your eyes!

Do not look directly at the sun during an eclipse (except during the brief period of the total eclipse; and even then, be careful). Looking directly into the sun can damage the eyes. After viewing the eclipse, see an eye doctor if your or your child’s vision continues to change. January 20, 2023, is a rare and beautiful event in the sky that gives the stars a unique opportunity to witness the “ring of fire” across the sky. When the path of the eclipse crosses the farthest reaches of the planet, those lucky enough to witness the event will be treated to a truly terrifying sight. With proper planning and proper precautions, spectators can be safe and happy while witnessing this rare event.

What time is the solar eclipse in 2023?

Here are the times set for the nightly solar eclipse from April 19 to April 20, 2023. Note that the start and end times are given for the first and last time the eclipse was experienced. And don’t forget to change GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time.

  • The partial phase of the eclipse begins on April 20, at 01:34 GMT (April 19, 09:34 p.m. EDT
  • The full (total/annular) phase of the eclipse begins on April 20, at 02:37 GMT (April 19, 10:37 p.m. EDT
  • The maximum (total/annular) phase of the eclipse is on April 20, at 04:17 GMT (April 20, 12:17 a.m. EDT
  • The full (total/annular) phase of the eclipse ends on April 20, at 05:56 GMT (April 20, 01:56 a.m. EDT
  • The partial phase of the eclipse ends on April 20, at 06:59 GMT (April 20, 02:59 a.m. EDT

How long does the solar eclipse last?

During the night of April 19 to April 20, the total (total/annular) phase reaches the ocean surface with a maximum time of 1 minute and 16 seconds. Observers will experience the longest solar eclipse on earth, lasting 1 minute and 14 seconds, in East Timor. A full section on Australia’s Exmouth Peninsula takes just 1 minute.

Solar Eclipse of April 20, 2023

Hybrid solar eclipse 2023 map – Western Australia, Indonesia, East Timor

At least part of the eclipse will be visible from the southern Indian Ocean, parts of Antarctica, most of Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, most of Oceania, Southeast Asia, and the western Pacific Ocean. All phases of the eclipse will be visible from eastern Timor-Leste, parts of West Papua, and the Exmouth Peninsula in Western Australia. The transition from a circular to a total eclipse will only be visible from the far reaches of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with the Marshall Islands on one side and southern France and Antarctica on the other.

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