Hybrid solar eclipse photos: April 20, 2023

Black disk in the center with some gray clouds around it. There are pink curves at both side of the disk.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Petr Horálek in Exmouth, Pebble Beach, Australia, captured this image during the April 20, 2023, hybrid solar eclipse. Petr wrote: “I took a very fast sequence (3 images per second) to show the story of the eclipse. While the darkest moment, the totality, was perfect for capturing the glancing glow of the solar corona, the start and ending of the show were perfect. The whole time bright pink prominences above the chromosphere layer were visible as bright pearls around the sun. Since we were located very close to the central line of the eclipse, the image shows the phenomenon pretty symmetrical.” Thank you, Petr! More hybrid solar eclipse photos below.

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Hybrid solar eclipse photos

A hybrid solar eclipse darkened skies in Australia, Timor-Leste and Indonesia on April 20, 2023. Depending on the location of each observer, some saw a partial eclipse, others saw an annular or “ring” eclipse, and still others saw a total eclipse.

Here are the best photos we’ve received so far. We will continue to update our photos throughout the day on April 20!

Did you capture a photo of the April 20, 2023 hybrid solar eclipse? Share it with us!

Eclipsed sun showing pink prominences on the limb.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Eliot Herman captured these images of the sun on Ah Chong Island, Montebello Islands, Australia, on April 20, 2023. Eliot wrote: “The 2023 total Solar eclipse had brilliant flare activity that resulted in white light capture of flare details that would normally be captured with the H-alpha telescope. This image is a stack of all 27 images available from the short 62.7 (seconds) eclipse that yielded considerable detail of the flares and surprising resolution. The image was captured on Ah Chong Island in the Montebello group in Western Australia that was the site of the 1950s UK nuclear tests. This is a 59 acre inhabited island far from civilization and the only people present for observing was our small group of 15 observers and 4 staff of Coral Expeditions that provided the logistics. It was a great experience for all and for me, my best eclipse photos to date. Long trip back and access to my computer to assemble this image.” Thank you, Eliot!
Black circle over the sun with bright white streamers and some pink prominences along the limb.
Fred Espenak captured this image of the hybrid solar eclipse on April 20, 2023. He was on a ship in the Indian Ocean along the centerline of the eclipse where totality lasted 62 seconds. The image is a composite of 11 images shot with different shutter speeds in order to record the vivid detail of the corona. Also note the pink prominences along the limb of the eclipsed sun. This photo was the Astronomy Picture of the Day for April 29, 2023. Image via APOD/ Fred Espenak. Used with permission.
Hybrid solar eclipse photos: Black disc of the moon with a bright light protruding around as it fully eclipses the sun.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Alexander Krivenyshev of the website saw a total eclipse this morning (April 20, 2023) from his location in Australia. He wrote: “Total solar eclipse with perfect weather conditions in Exmouth, Western Australia.” Great photo, Alexander! Thank you.
Black disc of the moon with a bright hazy border as it fully eclipses the sun.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Greg Redfern was also in Exmouth, West Australia, when he captured this image of the April 20, 2023, total solar eclipse. He wrote: “Hybrid eclipse success!” Certainly looks like it, Greg! Thank you.

The view from space

Some saw a partial eclipse:

Bright white disk of the sun, with a third from the bottom left obscured by the black disk of the moon.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Before and after the stirring moments of totality – and outside the central line of the eclipse – people saw a partial eclipse. Andrea Deegan captured this image from Albany, Western Australia. Andrea wrote: “Albany WA was on the outer path of the eclipse this morning. We had about 60% totality on a clear sunny day.” Thanks, Andrea!
Pale disk of the sun with a pair of dark sunspots, and a black disk of the moon obscuring its lower left corner.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Vermont Coronel Jr in Quezon City, the Philippines, imaged the sun – complete with a huge sunspot region, labeled AR3282 – as it was partially eclipsed by the moon. He wrote: “A high noon partial eclipse that is visible in the Philippines. This is the maximum view in Manila and nearby provinces.” Great work, Vermont! Thank you. Read today’s sun news.

Bottom line: Enjoy our hybrid solar eclipse photo gallery from April 20, 2023. Did you get a photo of the event? Share it with us!

April 20, 2023

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