When will the extremely uncommon Hybrid Solar Eclipse occur in 2023? Learn when and where you can see the Surya Grahan.

On April 20, 2023, the world will see a rare hybrid solar eclipse. Time, date, location, and more details about Surya Grahan may be found herein.

On April 20 of this year, there will be a rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse, also known as a Surya Grahan. On this day, a Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2023 will occur as the new moon passes in front of the sun. When the moon’s shadow travels across Earth, the eclipse changes from a Complete Solar Eclipse to a ring-shaped Annular Eclipse. This happens rarely, maybe a handful of times every century. The next Hybrid Solar Eclipse is not expected to happen until 2031, according to Space.com. The next Hybrid Solar Eclipse will be seen to future skywatchers on March 23, 2164. In addition, the new moon on April 20 marks the arrival of Eid-Ul-Fitr. As a result, skywatchers all across the world will be able to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr alongside a rare celestial occurrence.

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In what time and place will the Solar Eclipse occur?

India would miss out on seeing the extremely uncommon Hybrid Solar Eclipse. The moon’s shadow will be visible from the South Pacific from April 19 at 9:36 p.m. EDT (April 20 at 1:36 a.m. GMT) to April 20 at 2:59 a.m. EDT (April 21 at 6:59 a.m. GMT), per In The Sky.

In addition, only two sites will see the Annular to Total and back to Annular stages of the Eclipse. Unfortunately, these points are all the way out in the ocean.

Here are the places where totality will occur:

Time in Western Australia on April 19 from 10:29 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. EDT (2:29 to 2:35 GMT, April 20)

Timor-Leste, April 19th, 11:19 p.m. – 11:22 p.m. EDT (3:19 to 3:22 GMT, April 20)

Date/Time in Indonesia: April 19th, 11:23 PM – 11:58 PM EDT (3:23 to 3:58 GMT, April 20)

Even if you aren’t in the path of totality, you can still view the eclipse for free on websites like TimeAndDate.com and YouTube feeds like the Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory.

Explain the four types of solar eclipses (total, annular, partial, and hybrid).

When the sun, moon, and earth are in perfect (or almost perfect) alignment, we experience a solar eclipse. Depending on where the sun, moon, and earth are in their orbits, a Surya Grahan might be total, annular, partial, or a hybrid. According to NASA, a total solar eclipse takes place when the moon moves into Earth’s path between the sun and the earth.

When the moon is farthest from Earth

When the moon is farthest from Earth, it causes what is known as an annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse. The moon’s apparent size is smaller than that of the sun because of the latter’s greater distance from Earth.

The rarest type of solar eclipse is a Hybrid Solar Eclipse. According to NASA, the Annular and Complete phases of an Eclipse can alternate as the moon’s shadow travels across the Earth’s curving surface.