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Watch the first Solar eclipse of 2022 this April, know the time and visibility

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: People in southern South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern Oceans will be able to observe a partial eclipse of the Sun immediately before and after sunset on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

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When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, it casts shadows on the Earth and blocks the Sun’s light in some locations, causing a solar eclipse. During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon does not completely cover the Sun because the Moon and Sun are not correctly aligned.

Anyone with clear skies in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, and Bolivia will see a partial eclipse of the Sun as it sets in the west on April 30.

The eclipse will be visible on parts of Antarctica’s northwestern coast, in the Atlantic close off South America’s southeastern coast, including the Falkland Islands, and in the majority of the South Pacific and Southern Ocean.

If you wish to observe a partial solar eclipse while facing the Sun, you need use solar viewing or eclipse glasses throughout the length of the eclipse. Regular sunglasses are not appropriate for seeing the Sun, therefore solar watching or eclipse glasses are not ordinary sunglasses.

The forthcoming solar eclipse will be partial, according to sources, and hence will not be seen in India. The Sutak era will not be seen in India.

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