On April 20, parts of the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions will experience a rare event called a hybrid solar eclipse.
On April 20, 2023, there will be a rare hybrid solar eclipse. These change from total to null as the Moon’s shadow moves across the Earth; in some places, the Moon completely covers the Sun, while in others, a ring of light is seen around the edge of this satellite.
These eclipses are rare, occurring only a few times a century, and some will be lucky enough to see it in as little as six days.
Hybrid eclipses occur because the Earth is curved, and the shadow of the L a has different regions, particularly a darker central region known as the umbra and a lighter outer part, the penumbra. Hybrid eclipses occur when the Moon is as far from Earth as possible in its elliptical orbit while the umbra still meets the planet’s surface.
Unfortunately, for most of the world, it won’t be observable. However, those who live in Western Australia, East Timor, and the eastern islands of Indonesia will be lucky enough to see one of life’s great spectacles.