Annular solar eclipse

2014 Apr 29

This highly unusual annular eclipse will only be visible from a very small area in a remote part of Antarctica and it is probable that no one on Earth will see it. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to fully cover the Sun so that a ring of photosphere remains at mid eclipse. The eclipse is unusual since the central part of the antumbra actually just misses the Earth so that the path of annularity has only one edge to the north. To the south the Sun is below the horizon. This webpage has more information.

A partial eclipse will be visible over the Indian Ocean and Australia. The Perth Observatory is planning a live feed.

A simulated view of the eclipse from 72S/124E with the Sun only just above the horizon (Stellarium).