On April 20, a rare hybrid solar eclipse was observed in many parts of Australia and Indonesia, parts of New Zealand, Timor Leste, Philippines and Vietnam were partially observable with a low percentage.
Nearly 20,000 people gathered under cloudless skies the seaside town of Exmouth, northwest australia to witness a total solar eclipse, lasting about one minute, on the morning of April 20. It is one of the best vantage points in Australia to view the rare solar eclipse.
This eclipse begins in the southern Indian Ocean, passes through Australia, Southeast Asia and ends in the Pacific Ocean. However, the visible area of the total and annular eclipse phase is very narrow, mainly the sea. The first place in the world can see the partial phase of the solar eclipse around 8:34 (Hanoi time) and the total phase around 9:37 (Hanoi time).
Total solar eclipse observed from Ɛxmouth, Australia. (Video: Chris Lewis/Twitter)
Vietnam is not in the path of the eclipse, so only a partial eclipse can be viewed on a small scale. The partial solar eclipse observation time in Ho Chi Minh City is at 11:20 a.m., but the coverage is very low, only about 5%.Theo In the sky. Some other areas are more practical, like Nha Trang Strip and South Central Coast, coverage is about 9%.
The moon covers the sun at 5% at 11:20 a.m. in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Moon covers the Sun by 5% at 11:20 a.m. at ƬP HCM. (Photo: Minh Hoa).
When an eclipse occurs, some areas of the Earth will see the full phase, others will see the annular phase (some other places will only see the partial phase). The total phase of this eclipse is observed over the North West Cape Peninsula and Arrow Island in Western Australia, the area east of Timor Leste, Damar Island and parts of Papua Province in Indonesia.
Total Solar Eclipse from Western Australia Viewpoint, Australia.
Total Solar Eclipse from Western Australia Viewpoint, Australia. (Photo: Scott Ɓauer/Guardian).
Theo EarthSky, hybrid solar eclipse very rare and only occurs a few times per century. Out of 224 solar eclipses in the 21st century, there will be 7 eclipses.
A hybrid solar eclipse is a combination of two types: a total solar eclipse and an annular solar eclipse.. Specifically, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun, blocking some of the Sun’s light to Earth. The shadow of the Moon will then fall on the Earth. In areas where the Moon’s shadow extends, people will observe that the Sun is partially covered by the Moon (partial eclipse) or completely (total eclipse).
When the distance between the Moon and the Earth is larger, the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than the apparent size of the Sun, at this time the Moon cannot completely cover the Sun, but will create the Antumbra region (for the darkness), people in this region will see the Sun obscured in the middle, still revealing a bright outer ring, which is an annular eclipse.
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On April 20, a rare hybrid solar eclipse was observed in many parts of Australia and Indonesia, parts of New Zealand, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Vietnam…