The final solar eclipse of 2022 will occur on Tuesday, October 25, when the moon will pass in front of the sun.
Only a small portion of the planet’s surface, primarily in sections of Europe, Africa, and Asia, will be able to see this year’s second and last solar eclipse. The United States won’t be able to see this eclipse.
Don’t worry if you don’t reside in one of those places. While many people around the world won’t be able to experience the partial solar eclipse in person, they may still watch it live online on a number of different websites. Links to numerous livestreams may be found in our guide on how to view the partial solar eclipse online.
Observers’ locations throughout the world will determine when the eclipse starts. At 4:58 a.m. EDT, or 08:58:20 Universal Time (GMT), the eclipse will start over the Atlantic Ocean. It is going to end at 9:01 A.M. EDT (1301 GMT).
According to Fred Espenak, a veteran NASA astronomer and expert on eclipses, the eclipse will peak at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT).
On Tuesday, October 25, there won’t be a single place on Earth exposed to a total solar eclipse. This is because the moon and sun won’t be exactly aligned throughout the eclipse. Instead, the sun will look to have a monster-sized bite out of it, a more ominous sight for the week leading up to Halloween.
The point of central eclipse is the area of the sun that the moon completely blocks out when viewed from Earth during an eclipse. The closest alignment between the sun’s and the moon’s centers is at this point.
During this partial solar eclipse, the moon will cover 82% of the sun above the North Pole, where the point of central eclipse will be at its greatest. During an eclipse, this point is unstable and moves around the planet.
In Russia, onlookers will witness about 80% of the sun obscured by the moon as the moon’s point of central eclipse advances farther from the North Pole. Over China, Norway, and Finland, this amount of sun coverage will decline to about 70%, 63%, and 62%, respectively.
The solar eclipse on Tuesday will only be seen from a few locations around the world, like all solar eclipses, total or partial. This is due to the fact that the moon is much smaller than the Earth and can only cast a shadow over a limited region of a few hundred miles.
Be sure to read our article on how to safely observe the sun if you intend to witness the partial solar eclipse (or any solar eclipse) in person. Never try to gaze at the sun without wearing eye protection, as even during a partial eclipse, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) rays can harm one’s eyes. Even if you don’t have specialized glasses for viewing eclipses, you can still view them live by making a pinhole camera at home.