The Ningaloo Solar Eclipse is visible from only a handful of accessible vantage points in the world. Western Australia’s Exmouth Peninsula, will host this rare event on April 20th, 2023.
Eclipse chasers are set to travel from around the world to be in Exmouth to see 2023's total solar eclipse, with an expected 50,000 people to take part at the Peninsula.
The process of the moon moving across the face of the sun takes three hours, but the brief moment of totality when the sun is completely obscured by the moon will only last a total of 62 seconds.
Generally speaking, this event is known as a 'hybrid' solar eclipse. Visitors to Exmouth, however, will witness a total solar eclipse. This significant event will take place at approximately 11:27 am when the earth, moon, and sun align.
A Total Solar Eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth about every 18 months, usually somewhere out to sea. Known as the annular solar eclipse, the best viewing point for this event will be between Exmouth townsite and Learmonth Airport. Exmouth is the only region on mainland Australia on the path of the April 2023 solar eclipse, and one of only four worldwide.
This remote and spectacular part of the globe will be on the world scene as up to 50,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town, which normally boasts a population of 2,700, chasing a short glimpse of this solar eclipse. The last event was in the United States in 2017 in the town of Madras, Oregon. After 2023, the next eclipse of this kind will not occur until 2031.
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