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20th of April 2023
Total solar eclipse
There will be a total solar eclipse today, with the town of Exmouth in Western Australia lying along the ~50km wide path of totality. The total eclipse in Exmouth will last just under a minute, occurring around 11:30 local time, and the event will be live-streamed by Perth Observatory. Today's image is from a previous solar eclipse, in December 2002. On that occasion, the path of totality passed over Ceduna in South Australia and moved up into Queensland. At Parkes, the moon only blocked a fraction of the Sun, resulting in a partial solar eclipse, which John Sarkissian was perfectly positioned to capture!

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