Solar Eclipse 2022: Know date, time and details about the first Surya Grahan of the year
Solar Eclipse 2022: Mark your calendars as the world is about to experience its first Surya Grahan of the year on April 30. This eclipse is coinciding with another celestial phenomenon. Read till the end to find out about it.
Solar Eclipse 2022: The rare sight of a solar eclipse leaves everyone awestruck. And now, the world has an opportunity to experience this rare phenomenon on April 30, 2022 when we will witness the first partial solar eclipse of the year. Solar eclipse or ‘surya grahan' is the phenomenon when the moon comes in between the earth and the Sun. During this time, the moon forms its shadow over the Earth and blocks the rays of the Sun from reaching the planet. This occurrence can cause either a total solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse or a hybrid solar eclipse. This time, multiple regions around the world will be able to observe the eclipse. Interestingly, tomorrow's partial solar eclipse is coinciding with yet another celestial phenomenon called the “Black Moon”. Read on to find out about the Black Moon and details of the solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse 2022: Details of the Surya Grahan
Black Moon refers to the occurrence of a second new moon within a single calendar month. This happens if the first new moon had taken place quite early for the second one to occur in the same month. According to NASA, the black moon will be blocking the sunlight for sometime during the day. The anticipated partial solar eclipse, however, would not be visible to many parts of the world. People in South America, Chile, Uruguay, southwestern Bolivia, Peru, some regions of southwestern Brazil, Argentina, and some regions of the Southern Hemisphere will be able to observe the eclipse. Along with these parts, the phenomenon will also be visible from South Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean regions. However, people in India will not be able to experience the phenomenon.
The partial solar eclipse will take place at 12:15 pm IST and will go on till 2:11pm IST on 30 April, 2022. The parts that would not be able to experience it, can hook up to various YouTube channels which would live stream it on their respective channels.
This year we will be experiencing two partial solar eclipses- first on April 30 and the second one on October 25. Along with this, we will be observing two lunar eclipses as well this year.