Partial Solar Eclipse: When and where to watch first eclipse of 2022

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A partial solar eclipse will occur on April 30, 2022. (Getty Images)
A partial solar eclipse will occur on April 30, 2022. (Getty Images)

The first partial solar eclipse of 2022 will take place on April 30. It will be seen in South America, Antarctica, and over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Although the eclipse will not occur over the UK, we’ll be able to watch it on a live stream. But astronomy fans won’t have too long to wait to see an eclipse in the UK, as one is due in a few months time.

Find out everything you need to know about where and when to watch the eclipse from the UK below.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is when the Moon comes directly between the Sun and the Earth.

A total solar eclipse can be seen from the darkest part of the Moon’s shadow. A partial eclipse can be seen in areas covered by partial shade.

A solar eclipse can only be seen from certain parts of the world because the Moon is much smaller than the Earth, meaning its shadow will only cover a small part of the world.

Solar Eclipse

When is the next solar eclipse in the UK in 2022?

The next partial solar eclipse in the UK will take place on October 25, 2022.

But the next total solar eclipse won’t happen until September 23, 2090. The last time a total solar eclipse happened in the UK was in 1999.

How to watch the solar eclipse

Although we won’t be able to see the solar eclipse in the UK, we can watch it via a livestream.

YouTube channel Gyaan ki gareebi Live will be livestreaming the solar eclipse from 6.45pm on April 30. Time and Date will be live blogging the event, too.

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