Today’s hybrid solar eclipse will take place across the Indian Ocean, north-west coast of Australia, Timor-Leste, West Papua and the Pacific today, with the spectacle partially visible across two continents.
A handful of locations will be in the direct path of the total eclipse as part of this event, including Ningaloo, Exmouth, Learmonth and North West Cape in Western Australia.
The Viqueque, Baucau and Lautém districts of Timor-Leste, and Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia will also be in line of the total eclipse, assuming clear skies.
Everyone else within five to six thousand kilometres of this will be able to view a partial eclipse.
That includes the whole Australian continent, Mauritius, Réunion, Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Guam, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Meriana Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa, American Samoa, Tokelau and Nieu.
Most of Indonesia and the North Island of New Zealand will also be in view of the event, as well as parts of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, mainland China and Japan.
Viewing times: Total eclipse
|Start of partial eclipse||10:03am||10:04am|
|Start of total eclipse||11:28am||11:29am|
|End of total eclipse||11:28am||11:29am|
|End of partial eclipse||1:00pm||1:01pm|
Australian capitals viewing times: Partial eclipse
National capitals/major city viewing times
|Ho Chi Minh City*||10:36am||11:20am||12:06pm|
|Bandar Seri Begawan||11:06am||12:24pm||1:43pm|
Originally published by Cosmos as What you need to know to watch today’s eclipse
Matthew Ward Agius
Matthew Agius is a science writer for Cosmos Magazine.
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