Are you an eclipse aficionado? Of course, you are, that’s why you’re here!!! Just like each and every year, we witness at least 2 solar eclipses (though, numbers could vary). In 2022, the first one occurred on Apr 30, 2022. It was a partial solar eclipse of the sun.
Meaning, a partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon partially blocks the sunlight from falling on the earth. In fact, the next as well as the last solar eclipse of 2022 will also be a partial one. It will take place on October 25.
In this exclusive article, I will walk you through each and every major and minor detail regarding the partial solar eclipse of October 25, 2022. This celestial event will be visible from some places, and from some, it won’t. WHY? Well, don’t worry, we will talk about this in a later section.
Before going ahead, let me give you a brief review of the definition of different types of solar eclipses. I mean, I want you to know why the second as well as the last solar eclipse of 2022 is a partial one, not an annular or a total eclipse of the sun. Let’s dive right in…!!!
What is a Solar Eclipse?
In total, there are three types of solar eclipses. A partial solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, and a total solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon partially blocks the sunlight from falling on the earth. Moreover, just because the visibility of the partial solar eclipse varies, the magnitude of the partial solar eclipse does not have any fixed value.
Similarly, an Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon does not block out the sun’s disk entirely. It only covers the central part of the sun’s disk, leaving the sun’s outer edge to form a thin ring of fire. And, for that to happen, the moon has to be near its apogee i.e the farthest distance of the moon from the earth. Not to mention, during the annular solar eclipse, the magnitude of the eclipse is less than 1.
And, finally, a total solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks out the sun’s disk entirely. And, for that to happen, the moon has to be near its perigee i.e the closest distance of the moon from the earth. Not to mention, during a total solar eclipse, the magnitude of the eclipse is equal to or greater than 1. In addition, there is one more type of solar eclipse. We call it a hybrid solar eclipse. To know more about it in a detailed format, you can check this article.
When and Where to See the Next Partial Solar Eclipse of 2022?
Just because of the fact that the earth is round when half of the planet is living in the darkness, at the same time, the other half is enjoying the daylight. Therefore, as a result of the earth’s curvature, and, of course, the earth’s tilt, this partiality of the sun will be visible only from some specific geographical locations.
Visibility of Partial Solar Eclipse of October 25, 2022
The visibility of this eclipse of the sun will solely depend on the fact that where on the earth you live upon. As per Fred Espenak (a retired American astrophysicist and NASA Scientist), this partiality of the sun will be visible from Europe, the Urals, Western Siberia, Central Asia, Western Asia, South Asia, and from the northeast of Africa.
As per the available sources in the public domain, the maximal phase of the partial eclipse will be recorded on the West Siberian Plain in Russia near Nizhnevartovsk.
Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse of Oct 25, 2022
According to the data available on timeanddate.com, on Tuesday, October 25, the partial solar eclipse will begin at 08:58:21 UTC. After that, the maximum eclipse will occur at sharp 11:00:16 UTC.
At last, this partiality of the sun will end at 13:02:11 UTC. Not to mention, during the greatest eclipse, the moon will be able to obscure only 86.19% of the Sun’s disk. In order to understand it more clearly, refer to the table given below.
Eclipse Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse of 2022 Oct 25
|Partial Solar Eclipse Begins
|25 Oct, 08:58:21
|25 Oct, 11:00:16
|Partial Solar Eclipse Ends
|25 Oct, 13:02:11
Some Exclusive Facts About Partial Solar Eclipse of October 25, 2022
Here are some of the most important and exclusive characteristics and facts about the upcoming eclipse of the sun.
- The eclipse magnitude is 0.8619.
- This eclipse of the sun belongs to Saros 124 Table and is number 55 of 73 eclipses in the series.
- On this day, the Sun is in the constellation Virgo.
- For the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2022 April 30, Gamma has a value of 1.0701.
- We will also witness a total lunar eclipse just after two weeks i.e on Nov 08, 2022.
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Is it safe to look at any type of solar eclipse without special glasses? Well, in my view, it’s a BIG NO. You should never try to look directly at the solar eclipse. However, if you really wanna take a look directly at this celestial event, you should definitely wear protective eyewear or special eye to protect your eyes. WHY???
Because the intensity of light released during any type of solar eclipse can severely damage your eyesight. Not to mention, it is perfectly safe to look directly at any type of lunar eclipse. At last, I wish you good luck with this epic sun gazing. And, do let me know about your astonishing experience in the comment section.
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