Partial Solar Eclipse for Australians
The new moon supermoon on July 13, 2018, takes a bite out of the Sun’s disk, to stage the first Friday the 13th solar eclipse since December 13, 1974. We won’t have another Friday the 13th solar eclipse until September 13, 2080. All three of these Friday the 13th solar eclipses – in 1974, 2018 and 2080 – are partial.
The Friday the 13th solar eclipse in July 2018 takes place mainly over the Southern Ocean area in between Australia and Antarctica. A very skimpy partial eclipse can be seen along the coastal areas of southeastern Australia during the afternoon hours on Friday, July 13, 2018. If you’re in a position to witness this eclipse, be sure to use proper eye protection.