Onslow 2023 Solar Eclipse Festival of Events

Past Event

During the 2023 Total Solar Eclipse on Thursday, April 20, Onslow will experience a deep partial eclipse of over 99% of the Sun covered. We are expecting a large number of visitors to the town and the Shire is planning a number of events to celebrate this phenomenon.

On April 20, 2023, in an event lasting close to three hours, when the sun, the moon, and the earth will align to create a Total Solar Eclipse, a unique and fully immersive astronomical event, just off the Western Australian coast.

The Shire of Ashburton lies just outside the path of totality for the 2023 solar eclipse, with the coastal areas around Onslow experiencing a deep partial eclipse of over 99% of the Sun covered.

The eclipse will be visible from Onslow and across the Shire of Ashburton on Thursday 20 April 2023.

It is estimated that 50,000 people will visit the Shire of Ashburton and the wider Pilbara and Gascoyne regions to witness the total solar eclipse, which will positively impact our tourism industry.

The Shire is undertaking a one-year countdown to the 2023 eclipse during 2022 with numerous forums and workshops that will inform and assist the community in understanding the science of the eclipse and assess the opportunities for businesses and residents to get involved.

We are also working with the Shire of Exmouth and the Shire of Carnarvon to explore ways in which we can support each other to maximise this event.

Event Details

Location: Onslow

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Paul Hanlon

Organisation: Shire of Ashburton

Position: Business and Economic Development Manager

Phone: 9184 9301

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://visitashburton.com.au

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 15th April 2023
  • Wednesday 19th April 2023
  • Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Friday 21st April 2023
  • Saturday 22nd April 2023

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