Following the total solar eclipse on 20th April 2023, it’s amazing to think that, over the next 15 years, WA sees more total solar eclipses than anywhere else in the world. When and where are these remarkable natural phenomenon occurring across Western Australia?
Here’s the information you need to fill your Total Solar Eclipse Chaser’s diary.
22nd July 2028 - Kimberley
The northern region of the Kimberley will be the point of first ‘touch down’ for the shadow of the Moon in Australia, as a spectacular Total Solar Eclipse moves across Australia. Kununurra and Wyndham will both be in the path of totality and are great entry points to the spectacular Purnululu National Park where the eclipse will dominate the landscape.
13th July 2037 - Mid West and Geraldton
Located on the coast of the Mid-West, the vibrant city of Geraldton will be the first point of contact for WA’s 2037 Total Solar Eclipse extravaganza! The path of “totality” will be approximately 150kms wide and will move west, crossing over regional towns such as Mt Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Wiluna. These and many other regional communities will experience this magical phenomenon!
26th December 2038 - Onslow and the Pilbara
For an extra special ‘Boxing Day’, why not throw in an incredible Total Solar Eclipse! Onslow will be the starting point for the 2038 ‘Boxing Day Eclipse’, with “totality” lasting an eerie 1min and 4 seconds. Being located on a peninsula, Onslow’s unique position allows visitors to experience both a sunrise and sunset over the ocean, another beautiful phenomenon to enjoy. Explore the area first and then travel the Star Way stargazing trail.
A Sky Quality Meter (SQM) reading of 20 or 21 indicates a dark sky where stargazing is at its best and the stars of the Milky Way are clearly visible. A reading of 16 or 17 indicates a light sky that is impacted by either artificial light or bright Moon light.