How and where to watch last partial solar eclipse of 2022

The moon will pass in front of the sun, causing the last solar eclipse of 2022 today

How and where to watch last partial solar eclipse of 2022
(Representation image - Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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The last solar eclipse of this year will occur today as the moon passes in front of the sun on Tuesday, October 25. This will cause a partial solar eclipse, visible from some parts of the earth, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

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This partial eclipse will mark the second and final solar eclipse of the year. Although it will not be visible from the United States, you can view it through several live-streaming websites on the internet. For people hoping to witness it live, the timing of the eclipse will vary in different places.

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A partial solar eclipse is seen over the Houses of Parliament on June 10, 2021 in London, England. Viewers in the UK will witness a partial solar eclipse this morning with around a fifth of the Sun's light blocked in London. In other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, this annular eclipse will be seen as a visible thin outer ring of the sun's disk that is not completely covered by the smaller dark disk of the moon, a so-called
A partial solar eclipse is seen over the Houses of Parliament on June 10, 2021 in London, England (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The partial solar eclipse will begin over the Atlantic Ocean at 08.58 am Universal Time (GMT) or 4.58 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The eclipse will last for several hours, ending at 9.01 am (EDT). As per an article by Space.com, the eclipse will peak at 7.00 am EDT or 11.00 am GMT according to Fred Espenak, a retired NASA astrophysicist and eclipse expert. See the below link for a live stream of the eclipse.

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The basic point of difference between a lunar and a solar eclipse is that during a lunar eclipse, the Earth is positioned in between the Sun and Moon. During a solar eclipse, the moon is in place between the Sun and Earth. As the final solar eclipse of the year, there will be no location on earth that will experience a total solar eclipse.

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The point of the central eclipse is when the center of the moon is the most closely aligned with the center of the sun. At this stage, the maximum amount of the sun is covered by the moon as seen from Earth during an eclipse. Today, the moon and the sun will not be perfectly aligned. As a result, the sun will not be fully overshadowed but will appear partially covered. 

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As per reports, the point of the central eclipse will be maximum at the North Pole, with the moon covering almost 82% of the sun today. Since this is not stable and will drift over the globe, people viewing the eclipse in Russia will see 80% of the sun covered by the moon. This will further decrease, from 70% over China, 63% over Norway, and 62% over Finland. 

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