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Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse to Take Place Tomorrow


Wed 19 Apr 2023 | 03:23 PM
Rana Atef

Tomorrow, the first Solar Eclipse of the year will take place. It will be visible only in parts of South East Asia and Australia.

Tomorrow's solar eclipse will be a rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse, meanwhile, the 'ring of fire' will be visible for a few seconds in the Indian and Pacific oceans. 

A 'ring of fire' occurs when the moon covers only the center of the sun, and its edges are visible to form a ring of fire. It is also known as an annular solar eclipse.

A Total Eclipse will only be visible in three locations on land, including Exmouth (Western Australia), Timor Leste, and West Papua (Indonesia). 

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon lines up between the sun and the earth to cast a shadow on the earth's surface. 

NASA expressed that the Hybrid Solar Eclipse happens because the earth's surface is curved, so the solar eclipse transforms between the Annular and Total phases because the moon's shadow moves across the Earth during the Hybrid phase. 

It is a rare phenomenon because it is a combination of an Annular Solar Eclipse and a Total Solar Eclipse. 

During the Hybrid Solar Eclipse, people can see the sun forming a 'ring of fire' for a few seconds.