The first solar eclipse of the year will occur this weekend, but it will only be visible in parts of the Southern Hemisphere.
However, fans of the stars in the UK will not miss it entirely, as the live broadcast means that the phenomenon will be visible all over the world.
Here’s when the eclipse will happen and how to watch it.
When is the next solar eclipse?
The first solar eclipse of 2022 will occur on Saturday, April 30th.
It will be a partial solar eclipse, starting at 6:45 pm GMT.
The maximum eclipse will occur at 8:41 PM and will end at 10:37 PM.
There will be another partial solar eclipse on October 25, and this eclipse will be visible from the UK.
As you will see in the skies of the rest of Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.
How can I watch from the UK?
This solar eclipse will only be visible from South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean.
However, Gyaan ki gareebi YouTube channel will broadcast the eclipse live, and it will start broadcasting at 5:45 PM.
Gyaan ki gareebi is an India based YouTube streaming program that broadcasts live scenes of full moons, rocket launches and other space events.
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
With a total solar eclipse, the moon directly covers the sun. Royal Museums Greenwich explains: “Because the Moon is so much smaller than the Earth, its shadow covers only a small portion of the Earth’s surface. This means that a solar eclipse can only be seen from a certain area of Earth.”
But with a partial eclipse, the moon blocks only part of the sun, making the sun look like a crescent moon.
NASA predicts that Saturday’s eclipse will cover about 65 percent of the sun.
Total solar eclipses are only seen every 400 years from anywhere on Earth.
The last time a total solar eclipse was seen over the UK was in 1999. This was one of the most watched total solar eclipses in history because its path fell over densely populated areas.
However, many parts of Western Europe have been affected by poor visibility due to cloud cover.
In the UK, people flocked to watch the eclipse in Cornwall, the only place to watch college, with the BBC broadcasting from the western edge of Cornwall.
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