The Moon will block the Sun tomorrow (April 20), causing the first solar eclipse of 2023, called the “hybrid eclipse.”
The long-awaited space activity will provide the world with a spectacular sight as the hybrid solar eclipse transitions from a total solar eclipse to an annular (annular) solar eclipse as the moon’s shadow falls on Earth.
A solar eclipse is a rare event that occurs when the Moon, Sun, and Earth align in a space environment, casting shadows or blocking sunlight. However, hybrid eclipses are extremely rare, occurring only a few times a century.
This phenomenon is not seen in Pakistan, but people in the country can watch it live through internet streaming. The expected eclipse sighting was also confirmed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
According to a brief statement from PMD, the eclipse will begin in the early morning hours of April 20, Pakistan Standard Time and will end just before noon, but will not be visible anywhere in the country.
Here are the times for the different phases of the eclipse:
Eclipse he starts at 6:00.
A total solar eclipse will occur at 7am.
The eclipse peaks at 9:00 am.
5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Ends at 11:00:
59:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Partial and partial total eclipses will occur in some parts of the world, according to PMD. This phenomenon can be seen in South Asia, East Asia, Australia, parts of Antarctica, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
According to a report in Popular Science, April was declared “World Astronomy Month” by Astronomers Without Borders, a U.S.-based organization, because of the mesmerizing spectacle in the sky. A solar eclipse on April 20 will create a briefly visible ring of fire over the Indian Ocean, but will completely obscure the Sun as the Moon reaches western Australia. In other words, it’s dark for about 9 minutes during the day.
However, this eclipse will not be seen in the US, but in a few months he will see another eclipse in the western US in October.