Hybrid solar eclipse 2023 from Mexico: what time and how to see this astronomical phenomenon LIVE

He hybrid solar eclipse 2023 It is an astronomical event that occurs once every 10 years and is expected by many countries worldwide. It can be seen naturally from a part of the southern hemisphere of the Earth. In this note, we will tell you what time and how to see this eclipse from Mexico.

Hybrid solar eclipse 2023: where will it be seen?

This phenomenon will be perceived by the strip of the southern hemisphere of the Earth. The countries that are located in certain areas will be able to enjoy their phases, which are indicated below:

  • overall phase: Australia, East Timor and some islands of Indonesia and Micronesia
  • Annular phase: part of Indonesia and western Australia
  • partial phase: eastern Australia, northern New Zealand, and most Southeast Asian countries.

Hybrid solar eclipse 2023: what time and how to see it from Mexico?

Although this phenomenon cannot be perceived from Latin America, it is possible to see it online.

NASA implemented a live broadcast system, from its YouTube page, in which this unusual event can be followed. This production will take place from 8.30 p.m.

Hybrid solar eclipse 2023 LIVE. Source: NASA

Another option is to follow the coverage of La República.

How does a hybrid solar eclipse originate?

A hybrid solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon that is caused by the total and partial projection of the lunar shadow on Earth.

In other words, it refers to the event where the Moon is positioned between the Sun and the Earth, so that at one moment it only covers the center of the solar disk and then the entirety. For this event to be unique, certain requirements must be met, such as the curvature of the Earth, the trajectory of the phenomenon and the position of the observer.

A hybrid solar eclipse is caused by the interference of a body like the Moon in the path of sunlight to Earth. Photo: Capture/Usach Planetarium

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is, according to etymological sources, “the absence of the Sun in the sky.” This is due to the interference of stars in the path of sunlight towards Earth. Depending on the position where the observer is, it will receive the name of annular, total or partial eclipse.

  • Partial eclipse: moment of transition between the annular and total eclipse where a part of the Sun is hidden
  • Total eclipse: the Moon totally occults the solar disk
  • Annular eclipse: appearance of the Moon in the central part of the Sun generating the famous “ring of fire”.

Partial, total and annular eclipse, respectively.  Photo: composition La República / AFP.

Partial, total and annular eclipse, respectively. Photo: La República/AFP composition

How long does a solar eclipse last?

Although the total path of the solar eclipse will last several hours, for each observer at different points, the total phase will last 58 seconds.