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Partial Solar Eclipse 2022

Published October 25, 2022 by Tim Trott in Observations

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 greatest eclipse is set to occur 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 was hidden.

The eclipse started just after 10am 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 about 11:45.

I had actually forgotten on the morning and was on a work call when it briefly popped up on the news. Looking at the time and seeing that the eclipse was at its peak, and it was sunny out, I grabbed my camera and solar filter and rushed outside.

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

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

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