30 April 2022 Solar Eclipse

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The first Solar Eclipse of 2022 is on 30 April. This will be the first of the two partial solar eclipses in 2022.

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the Sun’s light in some areas.

What is Solar Eclipse?

Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks only a portion of the solar disk. In this case, roughly 64% of the sun's disk will be blotted out at most, according to NASA.


The eclipse will begin at 12:15 pm IST and end at 4:07 pm IST.

According to Earthsky.org, the eclipse will reach its maximum phase at 4:41 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Where to watch?

The eclipse will not be visible in India. but people in South and West-South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Antarctic Ocean will be able to see it.

Partial Eclipse can see in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, and a small area of southwestern Brazil.

How to watch a Solar Eclipse safely?

You must wear solar viewing or eclipse glasses throughout the entire eclipse if you want to face the Sun.

Next Solar Eclipse in 2022

Next Solar Eclipse in 2022 is on October 25.

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