Eclipse Near Australia
Hybrid Solar Eclipse – April 20, 2023
This event was both annular and total along different sections of its umbral path.
Annular (left) • Total Solar (right)
Visible in South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Totality for this eclipse was visible in the North West Cape peninsula and Barrow Island in Western Australia, eastern parts of East Timor, as well as Damar Island and parts of the province of Papua in Indonesia.
It is a hybrid eclipse, with portions of its path near sunrise and sunset as annular.
- Gamma: -0.3952
- Magnitude: 1.0132
- Maximum Eclipse Duration: 76 sec (1 m 16 s)
- Coordinates: 9.6°S 125.8°E
- Max. width of band: 49 km (30 mi)
- Greatest Eclipse: 4:17:56 (UTC)
- Saros: 129 (52 of 80)
- Catalog: # (SE5000) 9559
Total Solar Eclipse Totality
Our eclipse sequence from the total solar eclipse of April 20, 2023! We were on a ship just off Exmouth, Australia. The noteworthy aspect of this eclipse were the amazing parade of prominences, including a beautiful loop prominence. Only 60 seconds long, but it was an eclipse to… pic.twitter.com/8ljdgvVaNw
— Great American Eclipse 🌞🌗🌎 (@AmericanEclipse) April 26, 2023
Congratulations to Fred Espenak on being selected for today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day! He created this stunning HDR composite of last week’s total solar from many exposures taken from a ship off Exmouth, Australia.
Learn more about this photo at https://t.co/36FokTOw7L and… pic.twitter.com/R0z18495Zd
— Great American Eclipse 🌞🌗🌎 (@AmericanEclipse) April 29, 2023
#PPOD: @citizenCATE2024 produced this false color image of the solar corona during this week’s total solar eclipse from Exmouth, Western Australia. The image combines two crossed polarization angles, indicated by color. Credit: @SwRI Citizen CATE 2024/Dan Seaton pic.twitter.com/DdIk3N3Lvc
— The SETI Institute (@SETIInstitute) April 21, 2023
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Also managed to take a time lapse of the moon’s shadow crossing the sky during the eclipse with my new GoPro. #Eclipse2023 #NingalooEclipse pic.twitter.com/PLstF3I50X
— Ryan Milligan (@ryanomilligan) April 21, 2023
Check out this magnificent shot from the eclipse by my pal Michael Zeiler — the loop prominence is amazing! Fred Espenak told Michael that “these are the best eclipse prominences since 1991.” Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/RXRxwr3wAm
— David Eicher (@deicherstar) April 25, 2023
Finally finished this animation from the 20th.
The resolution has taken a big hit due to the number of images, so I’ll probably keep messing to try and improve it.
152 images over 1 hr 41 minutes, playing at 10 fps.#astrophotography #solar #sun pic.twitter.com/WnpdP3HHBN
— Kevin Earp 🔭🌜☀️🪐⭐ (@KevinAstrokev) April 22, 2023
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We saw it live from a ship in the Indian Ocean!
Our recap is coming soon!
April 20, 2023 Maps
The two maps below show the narrow path of the eclipse over the Exmouth peninsula of Western Australia, the nation of Timor-Leste, and the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia. These maps are from Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com – Atlas of Solar Eclipses – 2020 to 2045.
Mark your calendars! Two upcoming solar eclipses in 2023 & 2024.
After that, you’ll have to travel, because you won’t see another one in the USA until 2045!!