Eclipse 2023

It’s exactly a year until a solar eclipse in Eurasia

Everything you need to know about the partial solar eclipse on October 25, 2022

Over the next few weeks and months, you’re going to hear a lot about solar eclipses culminating in a spectacular total solar eclipse in Antarctica on December 4, 2021. You’re also going to hear that the following solar eclipse isn’t until 2023, leaving 2022 baron year for eclipse chances.

However, that’s not quite true, 2022 will actually include two partial solar eclipses ― one on April 30 and one on October 25. 

The PSE of April 30, 2022

As well as hosting the final solar eclipse of 2021, Antarctica will stage the first one of 2022 when on April 30, 2022, a partial solar eclipse will see 64% of the Sun covered by the Moon as seen from west of the Antarctic Peninsula. A smaller partial solar eclipse will be visible in the south Pacific and western South America. It will precede a total lunar eclipse on May 16, 2022, which will be easily visible to all in North America and South America. 

The PSE of October 25, 2022

Although almost no one at all will see much of the April 30 partial solar eclipse, that’s not true of the following event on October 25. This event will be visible from across Europe, the Middle East, and western Asia, though the point of maximum eclipse is in Russia; Nizhnevartovsk in Western Siberian will see an 82% partial solar eclipse. Here’s what a few other global cities will experience: 

Reykjavík, Iceland: 19% 

Cardiff, Wales: 12%

London, England: 15%

Edinburgh, Scotland: 20%

Belfast, Northern Ireland: 14%

Dublin, Ireland: 11% 

Paris, France: 11%

Oslo, Norway: 39%

Stockholm, Sweden: 46%

Helsinki, Finland: 54%

Murmansk, Russia: 64%

Berlin, Germany: 32% 

Budapest, Hungary: 32% 

Athens, Greece: 26% 

Moscow, Russia: 63% 

Cairo, Egypt: 25% 

Jerusalem, Israel: 33% 

Almaty, Kazakhstan: 70%

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: 68%

Islamabad, Pakistan: 55% 

Delhi, India: 44% 

Mumbai, India: 25% 

This partial solar eclipse will be followed two weeks later on November 8, 2022, by a total lunar eclipse best observed from the west coast of the U.S. with Australia and southeast Asia also in a good position.

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