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Annular Solar Eclipse May 2013

Annular Solar Eclipse 09-10 May 2013

 

Most of the May 2013 Annular Solar Eclipse occurs over uninhabited regions of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Annular Track of solar eclipse is visible from;

mid to northern parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland; Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, parts of the Pacific Ocean and Micronesia, including Bairiki, Kiribati (the former Gilbert Islands) located in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Partial Solar Eclipse is visible from;

other parts of Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei; East Timor; The Cook Islands; Fiji; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Marshall Is; Nauru; New Caledonia; Niue; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Unites States of America; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands. and other islands of the Pacific Ocean.  

 

 

Annular Solar Eclipse of 2013 occurs at the Moon's descending node in eastern Ares

The May 2013 eclipse is the first solar eclipse of 2013 and occurs at the Moon's descending node in eastern Aries. The annular solar eclipse will be cast a 171 to 225 km (106 to 139 miles) wide track and is visible from mid to northern parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland; Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, parts of the Pacific Ocean and parts of Micronesia, including Bairiki, Kiribati (the former Gilbert Islands) located in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Partial Solar Eclipse visible from;

Parts of Australia; New Zealand; United States of America; Brunei; East Timor; The Cook Islands; Fiji; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Marshall Is; Nauru; New Caledonia; Niue; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands, Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands.

 

Path of Annular Solar Eclipse begins in Western Australia at 22:33UT/GMT near the Collier Range National Park.

The path of the annular solar eclipse begins in Western Australia at 22:33UT/GMT near the Collier Range National Park. At Mounena, Western Australia the May 2013 annular solar eclipse has a duration of 4 minutes 4 seconds. The eclipse shadow quickly traverses across Western Australia into the Northern Territory, where at Tennant Creek, has an annular phase of 3 minutes 4seconds. At  ‘The Granits’ Northern Territory, the annular phase is 4 minutes 14 seconds.  

The shadow crosses the Gulf of Carpentaria and passes over Cape York Peninsula at 22:44 UT/GMT. At this point the 2013 solar eclipse path crosses the track of the previous year's Total Solar Eclipse of 13 November 2012. Then, four minutes later the shadow leaves Australia at Lakefield National Park at 22:48UT/GMT.