Onslow 2023 Solar Eclipse

When: Thursday 20 April, 2023

Time: From 10:05am to 1:05pm, (peak around 11:32am)

What: Solar Eclipse

Where: Everywhere! Just look up

How: Special solar filters are needed for safe viewing

Photo Credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland

On April 20, 2023, in an event lasting close to three hours, 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 Ashburton and the wider Pilbara and Gascoyne regions to witness the total solar eclipse, which will have a positive impact on our tourism industry.

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

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

For inquiries relating to the solar eclipse please contact Megan Walsh at [email protected]


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