The first solar eclipse of 2022 arrives this week in parts of the Southern Hemisphere – here’s how you can watch the event live online from other parts of the world.
On April 30, a part solar eclipse will be visible over parts of Antarctica, South America and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. While sky watchers in the US cannot see the partial solar eclipse in person, they can watch a live stream of the celestial event online.
The April 2022 partial solar eclipse will be visible for the first time in 2:45 pm EDT (1845 GMT). The maximum eclipse will take place a few hours later, at 16:41 EDT (2041 GMT). So the eclipse will end in 18:37 EDT (2237 GMT)according to TimeandDate.com.
Related: April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse: When, Where and How to See It
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and, in this case, partially obscures the sun as it appears from Earth. The eclipse gives the sun a crescent shape, as if a “bite” has been taken from the sun. The portion of the sun blocked by the moon varies depending on the location of the observer, with a maximum of 64% of the disk of the sun obscured by the moon as seen from the southern tip of South America, according to NASA.
Gyaan ki gareebi Solar Eclipse Webcast Live
For those unable to attend in person, there will be at least one live stream of the event available to watch online. the youtube channel Gyaan ki gareebi live will begin broadcasting the partial solar eclipse in 1:45 pm EDT (1745 GMT).
Gyaan ki gareebi is an India-based YouTube streamer that broadcasts live views of full moons, rocket launches, and other space events. The solar eclipse webcast is expected to take place during the April 30 solar eclipse from start to finish.
Currently, the stream from Gyaan ki gareebi is the only public webcast of the April 30 partial solar eclipse that we have been able to find. If more are announced, we will include them here.
Solar eclipse live blog Timeanddate.com
Timeanddate.com is hosting a event live blog, instead of a live stream. Coverage will be available online, with Timeanddate.com posting information about skywatching events in the days leading up to the solar eclipse.
As a reminder to skywatchers located within the visibility area, never look directly into the sun with your eyes. It is important to wear special protective eyewear or certified eclipse glasses to safely observe the sun or watch an eclipse. Using the wrong equipment (or using it incorrectly) can burn your retinas, causing irreparable damage to your eyes.
The safest way to observe an eclipse is through indirect methods, such as using a pinhole camera, which is easy to make at home. You can also check out our guide to learn how photograph a solar eclipse.
The April 30 eclipse will be the first of two partial solar eclipses in 2022. The second will take place on October 25, so we won’t see another total solar eclipse until 2023. However, a total eclipse lunar eclipse follows this month’s partial solar eclipse just two weeks later on May 16.
This week’s eclipse also coincides with the second new Moon April, also known as the Black Moon. Typically, a new moon only occurs once a month, when the Earth-facing side is completely obscured by shadow. However, April started with a new moon on April 1st, making April 30th the second new moon of the month.
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