Last partial solar eclipse of 2022 will be visible TODAY in India; know all about the surya grahan

Surya grahan 2022: Today, October 25, the last partial solar eclipse of the year will be seen from India.

| Updated on: Oct 25 2022, 14:26 IST
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1/6 The First Solar Eclipse is all set to make its appearance on the last of this month, which is April 30, 2022. (NASA)
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2/6 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed that the first Solar Eclipse 2022 will be a partial one just before and during sunset, which will be visible from several regions including southern South America, Antarctica, and the Southern and Pacific Oceans. (Pixabay)
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3/6 A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the Sun’s light in some areas, NASA explained. (Pixabay)
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4/6 During the upcoming partial solar eclipse, the Moon and Sun will not be perfectly aligned, which means the Moon does not completely cover the Sun. This will give the Sun a crescent shape. (Pixabay)
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5/6 Will it be visible in India? Unfortunately not! People from Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, and a small area of southwestern Brazil will be able to witness it with clear skies. (Pixabay)
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6/6 NASA advised not to look directly at the Sun during the solar eclipse. While watching a solar eclipse, you must always wear solar viewing or eclipse glasses. (Pixabay)
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Find out how to watch the last partial solar eclipse of 2022 online. Don’t miss the surya grahan. (Pixabay)

As India returns to normalcy after its Diwali festivities, the cosmos is bringing a rare occurrence for humanity to gawk at on Earth. Today, October 25, the final partial solar eclipse of the Sun will be seen acros a number of cities. We have witnessed multiple astronomical events this year, ranging from the five-planet alignment, the passage of an interstellar comet, three meteor showers as well as the blood Moon and the Hunter's Moon, but this one will be the most special one for India. After a very long time, India gets to experience the solar eclipse. However, only a select few locations will see it and for varying amounts of time and intensity. But those of you who can't watch it normally, can always opt for the online route. Know all the details around the surya grahan.

India missed out on the previous and the only other solar eclipse of 2022 due to being on the nightside of the Earth. However, the country is one of the main locations where the solar eclipse will be visible. Even this time around, the entire solar eclipse will not be visible as it progresses even after the sun has set in India.

Surya Grahan 2022: Details

While this solar eclipse will be visible across Europe, Russia gets the maximum exposure of 82% of this solar eclipse. The other regions where it will be visible include Western Siberia, Central Asia, Western Asia, South Asia and the north-east of Africa.

In India, the solar eclipse will be visible from most locations to a certain extent. However, the northeastern states and islands like Andaman and Nicobar will not be able to see it. The Moon will obstruct a maximum of 40-50% of the Sun during the surya grahan. In New Delhi, the eclipse will begin at 4:29 PM and continue until 6:09 PM. Mumbai will witness it starting at 4:49 PM, whereas Bengaluru and Chennai will see it at 5:12PM and 5:14 PM respectively. The rest of central India will see it right before the sunset. Kolkata will only get to experience it just 11 minutes before the sunset.

This will last for 1 hour 45 minutes in India in cities of India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Agra, Chandigarh, Ujjain, Mathura, Porbandar, Gandhinagar, Silvasa, Surat, and Panaji.

While, some other cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Mangaluru, Coimbatore, Ooty, Varanasi, and Thiruvananthapuram, will only be able to catch the eclipse for less than an hour on October 25.

But if you have an astronomy bug and want to see an up and close view of the solar eclipse, then the best way to do it is through an online webcast. It should be remembered that you should never look into the solar eclipse with an unaided eye. The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 is going to host a free livestream where it will capture a detailed view of the solar eclipse. The eclipse will be filmed from Rome, Italy and can be watched either on the official website or its YouTube channel. The stream will begin at 2 PM IST on October 25.

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First Published Date: 25 Oct, 14:25 IST