The annular solar eclipse of May 10 2013 will be visible across northern Australia, and the Solomon, Gilbert and northern Line islands of the Pacific. The annular phase runs from 22:30:34 UT on May 9, when the eclipse begins in Australia, to the end of the eclipse in mid-Pacific at 02:19:58 UT on May 10. The maximum eclipse is at 00:25:13 UT on May 10, when the annular phase will last just over 6 minutes.
While the annular phases of this eclipse will be quite long, this means that the Sun will not be darkened as much as by a shorter-lasting eclipse; and as with any annular eclipse, this eclipse is never safe to view with the naked eye.
The partial eclipse will be visible over most of Australia, Indonesia, and the Pacific between 21:25:10 UT on May 9 and 03:25:23 UT on May 10.
More information on this eclipse may be found at Fred Espenak's site. You can plot the eclipse for yourself using the table of mapping co-ordinates.
The following map shows the path of the annular eclipse. Please note that these maps are approximate. Check with reliable sources before making travel plans.
If you're going to see the annular eclipse,
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