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Project Australia / Indonesia - Hybrid Solar Eclipse - April 2023

In the early hours of the 20th April 2023 the shadow of the Moon touches the Earth in the South Atlantic about 2,000km north of Antarctica. At this location the Moon is not quite large enough to completely cover the disc of the Sun and a bright circle of sunlight, or annulus remains around the edge of the Moon, giving an annular eclipse. As the shadow progressed about 700km along its path the Sun is completely covered and the eclipse becomes total. A further 4,600km along the track the shadow reaches the first land, crossing the 20km wide Exmouth Peninsula, the only contact with the Australian mainland. From here the shadow continues across East Timor and parts of Indonesia.

2023 Solar Eclipse Projects


The Coral Coast - a coach tour starting from Perth, venturing up the Australian West coast to Exmouth, visiting the highlights of this magnificent coastline en route.  Observation of the eclipse will be from Exmouth before returning to Perth.

East Timor and Indonesia Expedition

Luxury cruising on board the small expedition ship Coral Adventurer, exploring a fascinating region which is still off the beaten track. Departing from Darwin and calling at villages on some of the small islands including Sawu, Alor and Flores - places only accessible by this small vessel.  A highlight will be a visit to Komodo Island, the rugged habitat of the Komodo dragon.  Observation of the eclipse is planned for the village of Com on the far eastern point of Timor Lese, close to the maximum point of this eclipse, but we as a dedicated eclipse charter we can move to position for the best weather prospects.

*There are only 60 staterooms on this small expedition vessel so early booking is advised.

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