Partial Solar Eclipse 2022

Published October 25, 2022 by .

Partial Solar Eclipse 2022

On October 25th, 2022, we saw a partial solar eclipse. It was visible over most of Europe, north Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia.

The partial solar eclipse is set to be at its best in parts of Russia when more than 80% of the Sun's surface will be covered. Here in the UK, a smaller 20% of the sun will be hidden and this is the UK's only solar eclipse of the year. The greatest views are predicted to be seen in Northern Ireland and Scotland, however, the solar event was also visible across much of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia.

The eclipse started just after 10 am when the Moon will begin to pass between the Sun and the Earth. The peak was between 10:50 and 11:00, and it all ended at about 11:45.

I had actually forgotten to set an alarm in the morning and was on a work call. Luckily I had the news on in the background and happened to I see the article on the screen briefly. Looking at the time and seeing that the eclipse was already at its peak, and most importantly it was sunny out, I hurriedly hung up the call, grabbed my camera and solar filter and rushed outside.

I only had my compact camera to hand, and my Thousands Oaks solar filter to point the camera through, but was able to get some good shots of the only partial solar eclipse in 2022.

Partial Eclipse of the Sun from Scotland, 2022
Partial Eclipse of the Sun from Scotland, 2022

There are no more solar eclipses visible from the UK until 2024 where, in Scotland, we can only see a tiny 4% bite taken out of the Sun.

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