A deep partial solar eclipse is coming on October 25, 2022. It will be observable from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia. Keep reading to learn the exact time and cities it will be visible from.
Safety Reminder: never look directly at the Sun without solar viewing or eclipse glasses! Regular sunglasses aren’t safe for viewing the Sun.
When is the solar eclipse in 2022?
Two solar eclipses take place in 2022, both are partial. The first one occurred on April 30, and the second one will be on October 25.
The last partial solar eclipse of 2022 will begin on October 25, 2022, at 08:58 GMT, reach the maximum at 11:00 GMT, and end at 13:02 GMT. During the maximum, 86.2% of the Sun will be eclipsed. In comparison, during a partial solar eclipse in April this year, 63.96% of the Sun was hidden by the Moon. Therefore, the October solar eclipse can be considered relatively deep.
Don’t forget to convert GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time. For example, if you live in Finland, your local time is Eastern European Summer Time, so for you, 11:00 GMT is 14:00 EEST. You can also use the Eclipse Guide app to learn when the eclipse is visible from your location.
Where to see the partial solar eclipse?
Observers from Europe, the Urals, Western Siberia, Central Asia, Western Asia, South Asia, and the northeast of Africa will see the October partial solar eclipse.
Here are some cities where it will be visible and the percentage of the Sun coverage:
- Stockholm, Sweden (46.20%)
- Helsinki, Finland (54.03%)
- Oslo, Norway (39.28%)
- Tallinn, Estonia (53.22%)
- Kyiv, Ukraine (51.30%)
- Moscow, Russia (63.38%)
- Chelyabinsk, Russia (78.70%)
- Tehran, Iran (55.36%)
- Islamabad, Pakistan (55.56%)
- New Delhi, India (43.96%)
The maximum Sun coverage (86.2%) will be visible on the West Siberian Plain in Russia. This rate drops to 70% in the northwest of China and to 63–62% in the northeastern parts of Norway and Finland.
Solar eclipse 2022 map
View the animated maps of upcoming eclipses in the Eclipse Guide app. In addition, the app shows the time for all phases for any location, allows you to set alerts, and shows the best places to watch an eclipse.
The Time and Date website also shows maps of solar and lunar eclipses from different views. Maps are available for different locations.
What does a partial solar eclipse look like?
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth and blocking the sunlight partially or fully in some areas. During a partial solar eclipse, the three space bodies don’t make a perfect line, and the Moon casts only the outer part of its shadow on the Earth. As a result, we see the Sun in the shape of a crescent or as if the Moon had taken a “bite” from it.
Test your knowledge of solar and lunar eclipses with our quiz. Be careful — it’s more difficult than you think!
Complete the following quiz and see how much you really know about solar and lunar eclipses. By the end of it, you should gain a better understanding of these astronomical phenomena and learn some interesting historical facts that you probably didn’t know. Decide whether the following statements are true or false.
When is the next eclipse 2022?
The next eclipse in 2022 will be a total lunar eclipse on November 8. It will be a spectacular Blood Beaver Moon — don’t miss it! Turn on notifications from Star Walk 2 and Sky Tonight to keep up to date with the most interesting astronomical events.
There will be no more solar eclipses this year. The next one will occur on April 20, 2023, and will be a hybrid solar eclipse. Check out our 5 Upcoming Eclipses infographic to learn more about future eclipses.
List of 5 upcoming lunar and solar eclipses, their dates, timelines, and visibility maps. Find out whether you can see them from your location!
Bottom line: the last solar eclipse in 2022 will occur on October 25. It will be a partial eclipse visible from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia. Observers in Russia will see the maximum Sun coverage (86.2%). The next solar eclipse is expected in April 2023. Learn more about upcoming eclipses.