On April 20, 2023, a rare celestial event will take place in the sky – a hybrid solar eclipse. This phenomenon is an annular-total eclipse, which means that it will start as an annular eclipse and end as a total eclipse. During this event, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun and block out most of its light for up to 76 seconds. This rare celestial event will be visible from several cities across the world.
What Is a Hybrid Solar Eclipse?
A hybrid solar eclipse is an annular-total eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. The Moon’s shadow first touches Earth’s surface as an annular eclipse, where a bright ring of sunlight remains visible around the Moon’s silhouette. As it moves across Earth’s surface, however, its shape changes and it eventually becomes a total eclipse with no sunlight visible at all.
Where Will It Be Visible?
The hybrid solar eclipse of April 20th, 2023 will be visible from several cities across the world including Sydney in Australia; Tokyo in Japan; Manila in Philippines; Jakarta in Indonesia; Singapore; Bangkok in Thailand; New Delhi in India; Cairo in Egypt; Istanbul in Turkey; Madrid in Spain; London in England; Paris in France; Berlin in Germany and New York City in USA.
How Can You Watch It?
If you are lucky enough to live near one of these cities or plan on visiting during this time period, you should make sure to bring protective eyewear so that you can safely watch this spectacular celestial event. It is important to note that looking directly at the sun without proper protection can cause serious eye damage or even blindness. Additionally, if you are unable to witness it firsthand due to geographical constraints or other reasons, there are plenty of websites offering live streaming of this event so that everyone can enjoy it from their own homes.
The hybrid solar eclipse of April 20th, 2023 is sure to be an amazing sight for those who are able to witness it firsthand or through live streaming services online. Make sure to mark your calendars now so that you don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity