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Solar eclipses in 2022
April 30, 2022: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. The partial solar eclipse is visible from the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Antarctic Peninsula, and southern South America.
October 25, 2022: Partial Eclipse of the Sun. The partial solar eclipse is visible from Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India, and western China.
Lunar eclipses in 2022
May 15-16, 2022: Total Eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse is visible from North and South America, as well as partly in Africa and Europe
November 7-8, 2022: Total Eclipse of the Moon. The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, over the Pacific Ocean, in Australia and in parts of Asia.
What Is an Eclipse?
The two types of eclipses that we witness here on Earth are solar eclipses and lunar eclipses:
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, partially or entirely blocking out its light. Solar eclipses are visible only in certain areas and require eye protection to be viewed safely.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the full Moon enters the shadow of Earth, which cuts off all or part of the sunlight reflected off the Moon. Lunar eclipses are technically visible from the entire night side of Earth, but during a penumbral eclipse, the dimming of the Moon’s illumination is slight.