solar eclipse29 April 3:53 UT

Never view the Sun with your naked eye or any non-solar optical device! Always use Solar Viewing Glasses, a Solar Telescope, or follow these steps to make your own viewer!

An annular solar eclipse is similar to a total solar eclipse in that the all of the Moon will be in front of the Sun. However, in an annular eclipse, the Moon's diameter will appear slightly smaller than that of the Sun, making a glowing ring (annulus) appear around the dark circle of the Moon. This eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere from Australia and parts of Antarctica, and the maximum is only visible in Antractica. For more information on the visibility of the eclipse visit

This is an animated image showing the path of the shadow of the Moon, indicating where the eclipse will be visible. Eclipse watchers in the western side of Australia will get to see the whole eclipse form start to finish, whereas the sun will set before the eclipse finishes for those on the eastern side.

Animated image of the path of the eclipse

First location to see partial eclipse begin 03:53 UT

First location to see full eclipse begin 05:57 UT

Maximum eclipse 06:04 UT

Last location to see full eclipse end 06:15 UT

Last location to see partial eclipse end 08:15 UT

You can watch the eclipse online at the SLOOH community observatory or if you are in an area that can see the eclipse, you local observatory or astronomy group may have an event organised.


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