Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022
Partial solar eclipse
The partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022, is visible from the southeast Pacific and southern South America.
When and where to watch: The April 30, 2022, partial solar eclipse starts in the far southeastern Pacific near the coast of Antarctica at 18:45 UTC. The deepest part of the eclipse is almost due south of the southern tip of South America at 20:41 UTC. The partial eclipse remains visible for the last location along its narrow path until 22:37 UTC.
Maximum eclipse: is at 20:41 UTC when 63.96 percent of the sun will be hidden behind the moon.
Note: This is a very deep partial eclipse, which will pass over a sparsely populated region of Earth.
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Moon, constellation, Saros
This partial solar eclipse occurs 4.7 days before the moon reaches apogee, its farthest point from Earth.
During the eclipse, the sun is in front of the constellation Aries.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 119 in the Saros catalog of eclipses that describes their periodicity. It is number 66 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the moon’s ascending node. The moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series.
Cities where the partial solar eclipse is visible
Next eclipse and eclipse seasons
The partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022, is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on May 16, 2022.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
An eclipse season is an approximate 35-day period during which it’s inevitable for at least 2 (and possibly 3) eclipses to take place. The current eclipse season has two eclipses: April 30 and May 15, 2022.
Maps and data for April 30 partial solar eclipse
Orthographic map: partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022. Detailed map of eclipse visibility.
Google map (scroll down): partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022. Interactive map of the eclipse path.
Circumstances table: partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022. Eclipse times for hundreds of cities.
Saros 119 table: data for all eclipses in the Saros series.
Additional tables and data for this event.
Here’s what a partial solar eclipse looks like
Bottom line: A deep partial solar eclipse will occur on Saturday, April 30, 2022. The path sweeps across the southeast Pacific and southern South America.
How to safely observe a partial solar eclipse
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