Dunedin people who miss seeing a partial solar eclipse in the
city next Wednesday are in for a long wait for the next one.
The next such solar eclipse is not due to be visible from the
city until September 2025.
Weather permitting, people will be able to view the partial
eclipse safely next Wednesday, starting at 9.34am, at the
city's Beverly Begg Observatory in Robin Hood Park,
The partial eclipse would reach its maximum, with more than
half the sun eclipsed, at 10.36am and end at 11.43am, Dunedin
Astronomical Society officials said.
Members of the public were advised not to look at the sun
with telescopes or binoculars unless these were fitted with
specialised filters, because of the risk of eye injury,
Society education director Ash Pennell said a solar telescope
and other telescopes with protective filters would be
provided at the observatory.
The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's website notes
the next partial solar eclipse visible from Dunedin is due on
September 22, 2025.