Last Solar Eclipse of 2022 will occur on October 25. Here’s how to watch it live

Astronomers have revealed that Earth will be experiencing a partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, October 25. This astronomical event will be visible from different regions of Europe, Western Asia, and Northeast Africa. However, if you are not living in any of these regions, you can still watch it live online without paying a dime. The partial solar eclipse will commence at 4:58 a.m. EDT (0858 GMT) on Oct. 25.

During the event, you should be expecting the moon to pass in front of the sun. Astronomers estimate that the eclipses will end at about 9:01 a.m. EDT (1301 GMT) that same day. Hence, you should prepare to capture this fascinating event if you are a skywatcher within the regions where it will be visible. Generally, solar eclipses take place whenever the moon passes between Earth and the Sun.

As the moon approaches the region between Earth and its host star, it cast a shadow on our home planet. This shadow can fully or partially block sunlight from reaching the earth. The last time we experienced such an astronomical event was on April 30, which was visible to southeast Pacific and southern South America. Hence, the forthcoming partial eclipse on October 25 is the second and last partial eclipse of 2022 and it will still not be visible to every part of Earth.

Keep in mind that both partial and total solar eclipses can never be seen from every region on Earth. The moon’s smaller size than Earth makes it impossible for our closest natural satellite to cast a complete shadow over earth. The moon’s shadow is always a few hundred miles wide. This implies that it can only cover a particular region of our planet during any type of solar eclipse.

What You Should be Expecting to See During this Partial Solar Eclipse

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During the October 25 partial eclipse, about 82% maximum of the disk of the sun will be covered at a spot known as the point of the central eclipse. Astronomers identify this location as a place where an imaginary line joining the center of the sun and the center of the moon meets with the Earth’s surface. The point of the central eclipse at this forthcoming partial solar eclipse will be at the North Pole. This implies that regions that are far from the North Pole will witness less of the eclipse.

Astronomers estimate that about 80% of the sun will be eclipsed in Russia. However, the shadowed region will reduce to 70% in China, and will even drop further to 63% in Norway and about 62% in Finland. Since the moon will not align perfectly during the forthcoming solar eclipse, it is therefore regarded as a partial eclipse. As the moon won’t cover every part of the sun, it implies that the sun will a major part of it has been taken out. However, as a skywatcher that does not live in the region where it will be visible, you can watch online and wait for the next total solar eclipse which will occur on April 20, 2023.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse of 2022 live online

The mobile observatory team of the website Time and Date will be streaming the partial solar eclipse live on its Youtube Channel.  The platform will also host a live blog where real-time reports and other background data about the October 25 eclipse will be displayed.

Royal Observatory Greenwich will also be hosting a Livestream of the partial eclipse on their Youtube channel. They will likely commence with the Livestream at 5:05 a.m. EDT (0905 GMT) on Tuesday (Oct. 25 ). The observatory revealed that the Livestream will be featured with detailed telescope footage and professional astronomy commentary. They will make use of the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope installed in the Royal Observatory to conduct the observation. You can learn more about them from their solar eclipse page.

Conclusion

A partial solar Eclipse is indeed a fascinating astronomical event to watch. You can share the outcome of your observation with us in the comment section below. Always visit Future Space World for more interesting and engaging content.

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