Rare hybrid solar eclipse as seen from space
On April 20, 2023, a rare hybrid solar eclipse captivated skywatchers across parts of Australia, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia.
The Himawari-9 satellite captured stunning footage of the celestial event as seen from space, providing a unique perspective for audiences worldwide.
The hybrid solar eclipse was visible across Australia, Timor-Leste, and parts of Indonesia, while a partial solar eclipse could be observed from southeast Asia, the East Indies, the Philippines, and New Zealand.
The partial eclipse began at 01:34 UTC and ended at 06:59 UTC, while the central (hybrid) eclipse commenced at 02:37 UTC and concluded at 05:56 UTC. The greatest eclipse occurred off the coast of Timor at 04:16 UTC, just 4.1 days after the Moon reached perigee.
The hybrid solar eclipse of April 20, 2023, is followed by a penumbral lunar eclipse on May 5, 2023.
Featured image credit: JMA/Himawari-9, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers
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