The beauty of lunar eclipses is that wherever the moon is visible, the eclipse will be visible. Solar eclipses, however, require you to be in exactly the right place on Earth to see it. Today's partial lunar eclipse will be visible for parts of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia starting at 18:03 UT and ending at 22:11 UT.
Following hot on its heels is a solar eclipse on May 10, 2013, but this solar eclipse won't be total instead, it is an annular eclipse.
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The moon's orbit is very slightly elliptical, so the distance of the moon from the Earth varies. If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is near its apogee (furthest distance from Earth) it is too small to cover the full disk of the sun so a bright ring surrounds the silhouetted moon.
The path of visibility of this annular eclipse tracks across the Pacific Ocean making it visible from Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Gilbert Islands. The eclipse will be seen as partial from parts of Australia and Indonesia and most of the Pacific Ocean.