Thousands to witness rare solar eclipse in remote WA
West Australian, Other, 20/04/2023, Aaron Bunch
Day is set to turn into night when the sun vanishes from the sky during a rare total solar eclipse on a remote peninsula on the Western Australian coast. About 20,000 eclipse chasers from around the world are expected to witness the phenomenon on Thursday, when the moon casts a 40-kilometre-wide shadow over the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo reef region. “A total solar eclipse can be a life-changing experience, the temperature drops, the land and the sea looks different, and the stars come out,” CSIRO deputy space and astronomy director Mark Cheung said.