Eclipse 2023

Witnessing the 2023 ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse

A huge corona, glitter-like Baily’s beads and a dramatic drifting diamond ring were the highlights of a memorable eclipse

A dramatic totality that was gone in 60 seconds turned out to be one of the most memorable solar eclipse experiences of recent years. 

Experienced from the sundeck of P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer the ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse on Thursday, April 20, editor and content director Jamie and Gill Carter were among 2,000 eclipse-chasers.

This is their account, published on 

I watched the moon ‘take a bite of the sun’ in a rare hybrid solar eclipse last week. Here’s what I saw from Australia.

IMAGE CREDIT: Jamie Carter