Charles Knife Canyon near Exmouth in Western Australia will see a short total solar eclipse in 2023.

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“At the moment of totality I felt a physical hugeness in my heart and I had to cry out” @GregQuicke #SpaceGandalf

Exactly four years from today a rare “hybrid” solar eclipse will graze a remote part of Western Australia for 62 secs

Would you travel across the world and into the remote Outback of Australia to glimpse a total solar eclipse that will last for just 62 seconds?

Tens of thousands of eclipse-chasers from across the globe will do just that exactly four years from today on April 20, 2023, to see a rare ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse that just grazes the coast of Western Australia.

Totality during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse from Lake of the Woods, Wyoming on Aug. 21, 2017 (Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

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What is a ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse?

“It’s a combination of an annular solar eclipse and a total solar eclipse,” says Greg Quicke, a practical astronomer, author of “Earth Turning Consciousness: An Exercise In Planetary Awareness”, star of ABC TV’s Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox, and owner of Astro Tours where he conducts stargazing tours in Broome, Western Australia. “An annular solar eclipse is when the moon is a little bit too far away to cast a shadow all the way to the Earth, so from Earth we see a ring of sunlight around the moon – an annulus is simply a ring,” he explains. The moon’s central shadow is a cone, and during a total solar eclipse the tip of that cone touches Earth. However, during a hybrid it only touches the Earth for a short period, transitioning from an annular to a total, and back again, at two specific points. However, in 2023 both of those transition points are at sea. “For all intents and purposes it’s going to be a total solar eclipse from Australia,” says Quicke.

That’s the science. Now for the travel.

The moon’s shadow just grazes Western Australia on April 20,2023 An interactive Google Map can be accessed here.

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Why travel to the 2023 eclipse?

Despite totality being very short, eclipse-chasers are lucky that the moon’s umbral shadow just makes land at all. That happens only at Exmouth Peninsular in Western Australia, where at 11: 29 a.m. just over a minute of totality will occur while the sun is high in the sky, very likely in clear skies. Exmouth Peninsula is about a 1,270 km drive north of Perth, and a 1,400km drive south from Broome, where Quicke is based. “I’m pretty happy to travel!” he says, recalling seeing totality in2002 “I can still feel the physical impact of that one,” he says. “At the moment of totality it was like my heart opened – there was a physical hugeness in my heart and I had to cry out loud. I was way in a wheat paddock with a small group of friends so it was OK to make a lot of noise, and I did. It was incredible.”

The path of totality over Exmouth Peninsula in Western Australia on April 20,2023 An interactive Google Map can be accessed here.

Xavier Jubier & Google Earth

Where to watch the 2023 eclipse

“It’s a desolate piece of country and I imagine it’s going to be full,” adds Quicke, though Exmouth’s permanent population of 2,000 regularly swells to 10,000 in the tourist season, which kicks-off in April. So there are hotel rooms. However, near to Exmouth is Cape Range National Park, an area of remote coastal areas and golden beaches, with a lot of campsites and to-die-for eclipse-observing positions. “I’ll be camping – I’ll just be taking my swag,” says Quicke. “I don’t think any park rangers are going to bust people for camping – we’ll all camp wherever we can.”

Beach with turquoise water at Sandy Bay, Cape Range in Western Australia.

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Where to watch in Exmouth

In Exmouth itself, good observing points include Exmouth Visitor Centre, Exmouth Airport (which might suit the fly-in, fly-out eclipse-chaser), Charles Knife Canyon for a higher lookout for watching the moon-shadow approach, and, fittingly, the Learmonth Solar Observatory, which monitors the Sun for solar flare activity (it’s also home to a 10-inch telescope). There will also be boats out on the spectacular Ningaloo Reef.

A whale shark in the crystal blue water of the Ningaloo Reef.

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Whale sharks will be waiting

All of this attention could be unfortunate for whale sharks. Each April-August the world’s biggest fish (about 12 meters) ply the coast of Exmouth Peninsula. Since swimming with whale sharks is a bucket-list item, just as a total solar eclipse is, there could be significant pressure on the poor animals. Other activities popular with tourists in the area include scuba diving, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours, sea kayaking, incredible fishing (beach, reef or game), and four-wheel drive safaris.

Rowley Shoals Marine Park on the northwestern Australian coast will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality in2023

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Exotic Aussie alternatives

Exmouth is not quite the only place to watch the eclipse in Australia. Camping on the white sand beaches of the remote Muiron Islands in Ningaloo Marine Park, close to Exmouth, is an option. One for intrepid yacht-owners is the super-remote atoll-like coral reefs of Rowley Shoals Marine Park about 360 km west of Broome on the northwestern Australian coast, which will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality.

Christ The Redeemer statue in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Jamie Carter

A trip to Timor-Leste?

Australia isn’t quite the only place to see the 2023 eclipse. The more intrepid might consider a trip to Timor-Leste, a country with great beaches and untouched coral reefs, but rough roads. About 40 miles north of Darwin, the 2023 eclipse’s greatest point of duration occurs just off the coast of Timor-Leste, though the choice pick is the beach resort of Com on the eastern coast, which will receive an unbeatable 1 minute 16 seconds of totality at 13: 18 p.m. local time. However, clouds are more likely up here.

Sydney Harbour will see totality in 2028.

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2023 is just a warm-up

Starting with the 2023 eclipse, Australia will get a stunning five eclipses in 15 years, some shared with New Zealand. The next one is on July 22, 2028, when it crosses Australia from northwest to southeast. “That’s very hard country to get to and the best way to see that one will be in a boat off the Kimberley coast,” says Quicke. Do that and a stunning 5 minutes 4 seconds of totality will be possible, though as this map shows, the moon’s shadow also passes over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Park, and somewhere called Sydney (population 4.5 million), albeit ‘only’ for 3 minutes 44 seconds, as well as New Zealand’s beautiful Milford Sound and extreme sports capital Queenstown.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Bungle Bungle ranges in the Purnululu National Park, Kimberley, Western Australia.

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If that’s going to be a massive event, so will be a total solar eclipse in 2030 in South Australia, one in 2037 (when it will cross Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Byron Bay in Australia, and Lake Taupo in New Zealand) and a Boxing Day eclipse in 2038, which crosses … just north of Exmouth Peninsula.

No wonder they call Australia “the lucky country”.

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Would you take a trip throughout the world and into the remote Wilderness of Australia to peek an overall solar eclipse that will last for simply 62 seconds?

10s of countless eclipse-chasers from around the world will do simply that precisely 4 years from today on April 20, 2023, to see an uncommon ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse that simply grazes the coast of Western Australia.

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“It’s a desolate piece of nation and I picture it’s going to be complete,” includes Quicke, though Exmouth’s irreversible population of 2,000 routinely swells to 10,000 in the traveler season, which kicks-off in April. So there are hotel spaces.

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In Exmouth itself, excellent observing points consist of Exmouth Visitor Centre, Exmouth Airport( which may match the fly-in, fly-out eclipse-chaser ), Charles Knife Canyon for a greater lookout for viewing the moon-shadow method, and, fittingly, the Learmonth Solar Observatory, which keeps an eye on the Sun for solar flare activity (it’s likewise house to a 10- inch telescope). There will likewise be boats out on the magnificent Ningaloo Reef.

A whale shark in the crystal blue water of the Ningaloo Reef.

Getty

Whale sharks will be waiting

All of this attention might be regrettable for whale sharks. Each April-August the world’s greatest fish (about 12 meters) ply the coast of Exmouth Peninsula. Because swimming with whale sharks is a bucket-list product, simply as an overall solar eclipse is, there might be substantial pressure on the bad animals. Other activities popular with travelers in the location consist of diving, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat trips, sea kayaking, unbelievable fishing (beach, reef or video game), and 4×4 safaris.

Rowley Shoals Marine Park on the northwestern Australian coast will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality in2023

NASA

Unique Aussie options

Exmouth is not rather the only location to enjoy the eclipse in Australia. Camping on the white sand beaches of the remote Muiron Islands in Ningaloo Marine Park, near to Exmouth, is an alternative. One for brave yacht-owners is the super-remote atoll-like reef of Rowley Shoals Marine Park about 360 km west of Broome on the northwestern Australian coast, which will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality.

Christ The Redeemer statue in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Jamie Carter

A journey to Timor-Leste?

Australia isn’t rather the only location to see the 2023 eclipse. The more brave may think about a journey to Timor-Leste, a nation with excellent beaches and unblemished reef, however rough roadways. About 40 miles north of Darwin, the 2023 eclipse’s biggest point of period takes place simply off the coast of Timor-Leste, though the option pick is the beach resort of Com on the eastern coast, which will get an unsurpassable 1 minute 16 seconds of totality at 13: 18 p.m. regional time. Nevertheless, clouds are most likely up here.

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2023 is simply a warm-up

Beginning with the 2023 eclipse, Australia will get a spectacular 5 eclipses in 15 years, some shown New Zealand. The next one is on July 22, 2028, when it crosses Australia from northwest to southeast. “That’s really difficult nation to get to and the very best method to see that a person will remain in a boat off the Kimberley coast,” states Quicke. Do that and a spectacular 5 minutes 4 seconds of totality will be possible, though as this map programs, the moon’s shadow likewise passes over the UNESCO World Heritage Website of the Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Forest, and someplace called Sydney (population 4.5 million), albeit ‘just’ for 3 minutes 44 seconds, along with New Zealand’s lovely Milford Noise and severe sports capital Queenstown.

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“At the minute of totality I felt a physical hugeness in my heart and I needed to weep out” @GregQuicke #SpaceGandalf

Precisely 4 years from today an uncommon “hybrid” solar eclipse will graze a remote part of Western Australia for 62 secs

Would you take a trip throughout the world and into the remote Wilderness of Australia to peek an overall solar eclipse that will last for simply 62 seconds?

10s of countless eclipse-chasers from around the world will do simply that precisely 4 years from today on April 20, 2023, to see an uncommon ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse that simply grazes the coast of Western Australia.

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Totality throughout the Fantastic American Overall Solar Eclipse from Lake of the Woods, Wyoming on Aug. 21, 2017 (Image by Kiffer Creveling)

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What is a ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse?

“It’s a mix of an annular solar eclipse and an overall solar eclipse,” states Greg Quicke, an useful astronomer, author of “Earth Turning Awareness: A Workout In Planetary Awareness” , star of ABC TELEVISION’s Stargazing Live with Teacher Brian Cox, and owner of Astro Tours where he performs stargazing trips in Broome, Western Australia. “An annular solar eclipse is when the moon is a bit too far to cast a shadow all the method to the Earth, so from Earth we see a ring of sunshine around the moon– an annulus is just a ring,” he describes. The moon’s main shadow is a cone, and throughout an overall solar eclipse the pointer of that cone touches Earth. Nevertheless, throughout a hybrid it just touches the Earth for a brief duration, transitioning from an annular to an overall, and back once again, at 2 particular points. Nevertheless, in 2023 both of those shift points are at sea. “For all intents and functions it’s going to be an overall solar eclipse from Australia,” states Quicke.

That’s the science. Now for the travel.

Why travel to the 2023 eclipse?

In spite of totality being really short, eclipse-chasers are fortunate that the moon’s umbral shadow simply makes land at all. That occurs just at Exmouth Peninsular in Western Australia, where at 11: 29 a.m. simply over a minute of totality will take place while the sun is high in the sky, most likely in clear skies. Exmouth Peninsula has to do with a 1, 270 km drive north of Perth, and a 1, 400 km drive south from Broome, where Quicke is based. “I’m quite pleased to take a trip!” he states, remembering seeing totality in2002 “I can still feel the physical effect of that a person,” he states. “At the minute of totality it resembled my heart opened– there was a physical hugeness in my heart and I needed to weep out loud. I was method a wheat paddock with a little group of pals so it was OKAY to make a great deal of sound, and I did. It was unbelievable.”

Where to enjoy the 2023 eclipse

“It’s a desolate piece of nation and I picture it’s going to be complete,” includes Quicke, though Exmouth’s irreversible population of 2, 000 routinely swells to 10, 000 in the traveler season, which kicks-off in April. So there are hotel spaces. Nevertheless, close to Exmouth is Cape Variety National Forest, a location of remote seaside locations and golden beaches, with a great deal of campgrounds and to-die-for eclipse-observing positions. “I’ll be camping– I’ll simply be taking my boodle,” states Quicke. “I do not believe any park rangers are going to bust individuals for outdoor camping– we’ll all camp any place we can.”

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Beach with blue-green water at Sandy Bay, Cape Variety in Western Australia.

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Where to enjoy in Exmouth

In Exmouth itself, excellent observing points consist of Exmouth Visitor Centre, Exmouth Airport (which may match the fly-in, fly-out eclipse-chaser), Charles Knife Canyon for a greater lookout for viewing the moon-shadow method, and, fittingly, the Learmonth Solar Observatory, which keeps an eye on the Sun for solar flare activity (it’s likewise house to a 10 – inch telescope). There will likewise be boats out on the magnificent Ningaloo Reef.

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A whale shark in the crystal blue water of the Ningaloo Reef.

Getty

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Whale sharks will be waiting

All of this attention might be regrettable for whale sharks. Each April-August the world’s greatest fish (about 12 meters) ply the coast of Exmouth Peninsula. Because swimming with whale sharks is a bucket-list product, simply as an overall solar eclipse is, there might be substantial pressure on the bad animals. Other activities popular with travelers in the location consist of diving, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat trips, sea kayaking, unbelievable fishing (beach, reef or video game), and 4×4 safaris.

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Rowley Shoals Marine Park on the northwestern Australian coast will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality in2023

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Unique Aussie options

Exmouth is not rather the only location to enjoy the eclipse in Australia. Camping on the white sand beaches of the remote Muiron Islands in Ningaloo Marine Park, near to Exmouth, is an alternative. One for brave yacht-owners is the super-remote atoll-like reef of Rowley Shoals Marine Park about 360 km west of Broome on the northwestern Australian coast, which will get 1 minute 10 seconds of totality.

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Christ The Redeemer statue in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Jamie Carter

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A journey to Timor-Leste?

Australia isn’t rather the only location to see the 2023 eclipse. The more brave may think about a journey to Timor-Leste, a nation with excellent beaches and unblemished reef, however rough roadways. About 40 miles north of Darwin, the 2023 eclipse’s biggest point of period takes place simply off the coast of Timor-Leste, though the option pick is the beach resort of Com on the eastern coast, which will get an unsurpassable 1 minute 16 seconds of totality at 13: 18 p.m. regional time. Nevertheless, clouds are most likely up here.

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Sydney Harbour will see totality in2028

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2023 is simply a warm-up

Beginning with the 2023 eclipse, Australia will get a spectacular 5 eclipses in 15 years, some shown New Zealand. The next one is on July 22, 2028, when it crosses Australia from northwest to southeast. “That’s really difficult nation to get to and the very best method to see that a person will remain in a boat off the Kimberley coast,” states Quicke. Do that and a spectacular 5 minutes 4 seconds of totality will be possible, though as this map programs , the moon’s shadow likewise passes over the UNESCO World Heritage Website of the Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Forest, and someplace called Sydney (population 4.5 million), albeit ‘just’ for 3 minutes 44 seconds, along with New Zealand’s lovely Milford Noise and severe sports capital Queenstown.

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The UNESCO World Heritage Website Bungle Bungle varies in the Purnululu National Forest, Kimberley, Western Australia.

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If that’s going to be an enormous occasion, so will be an overall solar eclipse in 2030 in South Australia, one in 2037 (when it will cross Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Byron Bay in Australia, and Lake Taupo in New Zealand) and a Boxing Day eclipse in 2038, which crosses … simply north of Exmouth Peninsula.

No surprise they call Australia “the fortunate nation”.

Disclaimer: I am the editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com

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