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The 2023 Solar Eclipse is an extraordinary and rare astronomical event that represents a unique opportunity for Western Australia.
On April 20, the shadow of the moon will graze the tip of the state in a 40-kilometre-wide track, as it travels over one of the most beautiful parts of the world – the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo region near Exmouth.
Exmouth is the only town within the line of totality making it one of the only places on earth to experience a Total Solar Eclipse, one of nature’s most phenomenal occurrences.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
Prepare well, prepare early to enjoy a safe, sustainable experience
62 seconds of otherworldly amazement above a World Heritage-listed wonderland
Aboriginal people have been studying the night sky for tens of thousands of years. Immerse yourself in an ancient culture as part of your Dark Sky experience.
Click on the map of Western Australia for eclipse visibility and times.
While we’re putting what safety measures we can in place – from traffic management to additional food and water supplies, extra police and first-aiders – your planning, preparation and considerate participation is vital in ensuring a positive experience for all.
Be adventurous. Explore more of Western Australia as part of your 2023 Solar Eclipse experience.