See STUNNING visuals of the first Solar Eclipse of 2022
Observatories around the world witnessed stunning visuals during this year’s first Solar Eclipse. The highly anticipated solar eclipse occurred on April 30. People around the world had been expecting to see spectacular visuals of the eclipse and they were not disappointed.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US shared stunning visuals of the solar eclipse. "The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (#SUVI) on #GOES16 caught a glimpse of the moon's disk as it passed in front of the Sun during the first #solareclipse of 2022," NOAA tweeted, along with a picture of the GOES-16 footage.
Although it was a partial solar eclipse, it still was a spectacular sight to see from several regions of the world including southern South America, Antarctica, and the Southern and Pacific Oceans. Unfortunately, India was unable to witness this phenomenon.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
According to NASA, 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.
A partial solar eclipse takes place when the Moon and Sun are not perfectly aligned, which means the Moon does not completely cover the Sun. This gives the Sun a crescent shape, causing a partial solar eclipse.
Those who missed out on this spectacular phenomenon are in luck as scientists have revealed that there will be two solar eclipses and four lunar eclipses in 2022.