Get Ready: Solar Eclipse 2023 to Grace Exmouth with its Spectacle

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The year 2023 is set to be a very special year for sky watchers and astronomy enthusiasts in Exmouth as the town prepares to witness a rare astronomical event – a total solar eclipse. On April 8, 2023, the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth and creating a breathtaking spectacle that will be visible from many parts of the world, including Exmouth.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking out the sun’s light and creating a shadow on the Earth’s surface. This shadow is divided into two parts: the penumbra, which is the outer part of the shadow where only part of the sun is blocked, and the umbra, which is the inner part of the shadow where the sun is completely blocked. The path of totality, where the sun is completely blocked by the moon, is only a few hundred miles wide and moves across the Earth’s surface during the eclipse.

Exmouth is not directly in the path of totality for the 2023 eclipse, but it will still experience a partial eclipse. During the event, the sun will be partially blocked by the moon, creating a crescent shape in the sky. This will be visible from the town and surrounding areas, and it promises to be a truly awe-inspiring sight.

To witness the eclipse, it is important to take some precautions to protect your eyes. Staring directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. The safest way to view the eclipse is to use special solar viewing glasses or filters that block out harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays. These can be purchased from reputable astronomy stores or online retailers.

The 2023 solar eclipse is a rare event that should not be missed. It is a reminder of the beauty and power of the universe, and it provides an opportunity to connect with the natural world in a unique way. So mark your calendars, get your viewing glasses ready, and prepare to witness one of the most spectacular astronomical events of our time.

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