When will the next solar eclipse occur In Melbourne Australia?
The next partial eclipse will occur on 14th November 2012, the next total eclipse is well, you won't be around to see it - 4th April 2220.
There is a VERY "partial" lunar eclipse the day after tomorrow, December 31, 2009; or for Melbourne, Australia, early on January 1, 2010. Your next total solar eclipse in Melbourne won't be until April 4, 2220, but there are a few dozen partial solar eclipses over the next century. There will be a total solar eclipse in Sydney on July 22, 2028.
What we commonly call a solar eclipse can occur ONLY at the time of the new moon. In order for the solar eclipse to occur, one of the nodes of the lunar orbit must be aligned with the sun at the time of new moon; hence, a solar eclipse doesn't occur at every new moon. Solar eclipse can only happen at new moon.