In just a span of two days, the world will witness the first solar eclipse of 2023. And interestingly, this will not be any ordinary eclipse. Astronomers have named it Hybrid Solar Eclipse. This rare eclipse is a mixture of a total solar eclipse and an annular (ring-shaped) and is caused by the shift of the Moon’s shadow around the Earth’s surface. Earlier, hybrid eclipse was seen in 2013 and it will not be seen again till 2031. And after this? There will be no hybrid solar eclipse until 2164. So, if you want to know about the timing of the solar eclipse and how to watch it online, read on.
According to a report in In the Sky, the hybrid total/annular eclipse will be visible from the South Pacific, Western Australia, East Timor and Eastern Indonesia. The hybrid eclipse will begin at 9:36 PM EDT on April 19 (7:06 AM IST, 0136 GMT on April 20) and end at 2:59 AM EDT (12:29 PM IST, 0659 GMT) on April 20. 20 April. Sadly this program will not be visible from India or USA. But if you still want to catch a glimpse of this spectacular event then there is no need to despair.
You might not be able to see the hybrid solar eclipse outside, but you can still get a great view of it online. This rare event is being broadcast by multiple webcasts and live streams and you can watch all of them for free. And even if you live in one of the places where the solar eclipse will be visible, it’s a good idea to check the live stream because the change from annual to total solar eclipse can only be seen in two places on the planet. And both are on the ocean.
Your first option is TimeAndDate.com which will be hosting the livestream on its YouTube channel from April 19 at 9:30 PM EDT (April 20 at 0130 GMT, 7:00 AM IST). You can watch it here.
Another option is the Gravity Discovery Center and Observatory in Australia which will host a livestream of the eclipse on its YouTube channel on April 19 at 10 PM EDT (0200 GMT, 7:30 AM IST on April 20). You can watch it here.
There are no Virtual Telescope Project webcasts available for this particular event. Note, never look directly at the Sun, either in real life or through a livestream, with the unaided eye. It can also cause permanent damage to your eyes during an eclipse. You should always use solar eclipse glasses or international standard solar filters to view the event.
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