Solar Eclipse 2023 Live Updates: Surya Grahan – Australia & Indonesia Views

Hybrid Solar Eclipse Visible in Australia, Indonesia, and East Timor

A rare hybrid solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, occurred on Thursday, April 20, 2023, and was visible in remote areas of Australia, Indonesia, and East Timor. This extraordinary celestial event offered a unique spectacle to those fortunate to be in its path.

What is a Hybrid Solar Eclipse, and Why is it Rare?

A hybrid solar eclipse is a mix of an annular and total solar eclipse. It occurs when the Moon’s size and distance from Earth are such that it appears slightly smaller than the Sun at specific points along the eclipse path, creating an annular eclipse, and more significant than the Sun at other points, creating a total eclipse.

Hybrid solar eclipses are rare, occurring about once every decade. The last one occurred in 2013, and the next was not expected until 2031.

Solar Eclipse 2023 Timings and Visibility

The solar eclipse on April 20, 2023, began at 07:04:26, with the total eclipse starting at 08:07:08. The maximum eclipse, where the Moon entirely covered the Sun, occurred at 09:46:53. The total eclipse then started to wane, with the end expected at 11:26:43, followed by the partial eclipse concluding at 12:29:22 on April 20, 2023.

The rare hybrid solar eclipse was visible from remote parts of Australia, Indonesia, and East Timor. The lucky few in the path of the hybrid solar eclipse experienced either the darkness of a total eclipse or saw a “ring of fire” as the Sun peeked out from behind the Moon.

Astrological Impact of the Solar Eclipse on Zodiac Signs

The solar eclipse of April 20, 2023, had varying effects on different zodiac signs. Some experienced positive outcomes in their career, health, and relationships, while others faced challenges that required extra effort and caution. Click here to understand better how the solar eclipse affected each zodiac sign.

How to Safely View Solar Eclipses

Pinhole projectors are a safe way to view solar eclipses without directly looking at the Sun. However, they are unsuitable for viewing partial or total solar eclipses with the naked eye. Taking proper precautions and following safety guidelines is crucial when observing the Sun or solar eclipses.

Upcoming Eclipses in 2023

In 2023, a total of four eclipses will occur, including two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses:

  • April 20, 2023: Total Solar Eclipse
  • May 5–6, 2023: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
  • October 14, 2023: Annular Solar Eclipse
  • October 28–29, 2023: Partial Lunar Eclipse

These celestial events provide exciting opportunities for astronomers, astrologers, and sky gazers worldwide. Stay tuned for more updates on future eclipses and their potential impact on our lives.


The rare hybrid solar eclipse of April 20, 2023, offered a unique spectacle to those in its path, visible in remote areas of Australia, Indonesia, and East Timor. As a mix of an annular and total solar eclipse, this celestial event captured the attention and fascination of people around the globe. With varying astrological impacts on the zodiac

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Guardian Australia

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