Stunning Photos Show This Year’s Partial Solar Eclipse


The last solar eclipse of 2022, which momentarily erased a chunk of the sun, took place in a galaxy far, far away on Tuesday.

Well, maybe not that far.

Those living in Europe, Africa and Asia were able to witness the partial eclipse, which covered 80% of the sun, according to the Associated Press. The next solar eclipse will be in April 2023, where it will be visible across Australia and Asia.

A solar eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the moon casts a shadow on the Earth as it passes between the sun and the Earth. according to the National Weather Service.

Viewed from our planet, the solar eclipse will appear as if part of the sun (partial eclipse) or the entire sun (total eclipse) is blocked out.

They can only be seen in certain parts of the world, depending on the distance between Earth, Moon and Sun.

Now, before you rush out and look up at the sky, be sure to protect your eyes because looking directly at the sun can be painful and dangerous. You can use goggles designed to protect your eyes from the sun while you watch it. Learn more about how to view the eclipse safely here.

Here are some photos of Tuesday’s partial solar eclipse.

Mumbaikars enjoy the Partial Solar Eclipse, or Surya Grahan, on Tuesday in Mumbai, India. The partial solar eclipse was observed in various cities across the country including Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bengaluru and Chennai.

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A partial solar eclipse is observed in Srinagar, India.  A maximum solar disk obstruction of 55% was observed in the city.
A partial solar eclipse is observed in Srinagar, India. A maximum solar disk obstruction of 55% was observed in the city.

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People watch the partial solar eclipse through goggles in New Delhi, India.
People watch the partial solar eclipse through goggles in New Delhi, India.

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The partial solar eclipse is seen in Herzliya, Israel.
The partial solar eclipse is seen in Herzliya, Israel.

Nir Keidar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images




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