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Last Solar Eclipse of 2022 Is on Tuesday

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The partial solar eclipse will be visible in many parts of the globe. Credit: NASA

The last solar eclipse of 2022 will occur on Tuesday, October 25th, when the new moon will orbit between the sun and the Earth, causing a partial eclipse of the sun.

The moon’s shadow will scrape the north polar regions of Earth. It will be visible from an eastern slice of Greenland and all of Iceland, as well as most of Europe (except Portugal and the western and southern portions of Spain), northeast Africa, and over much of western and central Asia.

The greatest eclipse—with nearly seven-eighths of the sun’s diameter (86.2 percent) hidden—occurs at local sunset over the West Siberian Plain, reports.

The rest of the eclipse zone will see less of the sun covered. For much of eastern Europe, including western Russia, Finland, and northern portions of Sweden and Norway, as well as Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir in India, more than 60 percent of the sun’s diameter will be covered by the passing new moon.

In Greece, the solar eclipse magnitude will be at 40 percent

Across east-central Europe, including Denmark, Poland, Romania, the Balkans as well as most of the Middle East and western India, the eclipse magnitude diminishes to forty percent to sixty percent.

For Iceland, as well as much of the United Kingdom, Germany, eastern France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and southwest India, the magnitude diminishes further, down to forty percent while for western France, northeast Spain, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, less than twenty percent of the sun’s diameter will be eclipsed.

For western Europe, this is a morning event while the eclipse will be at midday for central Europe and early afternoon for eastern Europe.

Going farther east, over western Russia and India, the eclipse occurs during the later hours of the day with sunset intervening for some before the show concludes.

During any direct observation of the eclipse, eyes or camera must be protected by dense filters from the intense light and heat of the focused solar rays.

Scientists warn that the sun is no less dangerous to look at during a partial eclipse than it is on a normal sunny day.

Related: Solar Eclipse Prompted Ancient Greeks to Study the Stars

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