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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2023 April 20
 Baily’s Beads and Sky Simulations

The point of greatest eclipse (totality phase during 1 min 16 sec) lies in the Timor Sea. The weather conditions aren’t generally that good over most of the area crossed by the eclipse path, nevertheless the Exmouth Peninsula in Western Australia stands out with clear skies. This eclipse will have a nice and strong Baily’s beads display (view the simulations below). Another option would be to observe this total solar eclipse from an aircraft near the transition point from annular to total in a similar way I did in November 2013 with the very challenging eclipse flight from Bermuda as the expert navigator. This could be achieved with a 7-hour return flight from La Réunion island. The same could be achieved in the Pacific Ocean at the other end of the track from the Marshall Islands.

This hybrid solar eclipse starts as an annular and soon after becomes total, when using the usual eclipse classification based on a smooth lunar limb profile, and then goes back to annular near the end of its track. However when taking the lunar limb profile into account this does a lot of damage to the eclipse classification, so much so that the eclipse could never be seen to be annular, not even briefly.

You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.


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The Baily’s beads and sky simulations were generated with my Solar Eclipse Maestro application.


Baily’s beads at second contact from Exmouth, Western Australia


Simulation of the Baily’s beads as seen from Exmouth, Western Australia



Simulation of the Baily’s beads
as seen from the eclipse observation flight over the Southern Indian Ocean


Baily’s beads at third contact from Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth Peninsula Western Australia Sky Simulation Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2023
Sky chart from the Exmouth peninsula, Western Australia


Simulation of an eclipse observation flight over the Southern Indian Ocean shortly after the annular to total transition point

Baily’s Beads and Sky Simulations
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