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What time is the last solar eclipse of 2022 on Oct. 25?

The moon will pass in front of the sun in the last solar eclipse of the year on Tuesday (Oct. 25), but you may have to wake up early if you hope to watch it online.

The partial solar eclipse of Oct. 25 is the second and final solar eclipse of 2022 and will be visible to observers across most of Europe, as well as parts of northeast Africa, the Middle East and western Asia. The eclipse begins at 4:58 a.m. EDT (0858 GMT) when the moon first begins to cross the sun as seen from the northern Atlantic Ocean. It will move east over the next four hours, ending at 9:01 a.m. EDT (1301 GMT) just south of India.

If you don’t live in those parts of the Earth where the solar eclipse is visible, you do have options to watch it live online. The Royal Observatory Greenwich will host its livestream (opens in new tab) at 5:05 a.m. EDT (0905 GMT) with astronomers commentating on the event.  Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project in Ceccano, Italy will also host a livestream (opens in new tab) at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT). Finally, if you really want to wake up early, you can join the webcast at 4:30 a.m. EDT (0830 GMT) to see the start of the eclipse.  

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The second partial solar eclipse of the year on Oct. 25, 2022 is viewable from Europe, western Asia and northeast Africa. Here, you can see the visibility region as it crosses those areas. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

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Oct. 25 Solar Eclipse Photos

The solar eclipse of April 30, 2022 was visible from the GOES-16 satellite.

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If you take a photo of the last solar eclipse of 2022 let us know! You can send images and comments to [email protected].

Exactly how much of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon depends on your viewing location. At its peak, which occurs at about 11:10 a.m. EDT (1510 GMT), the sun will appear 82% covered by the moon to observers near the North Pole. For observers in Russia, about 80% of of the sun will be covered, while in China 70% of the sun will be blocked. Even less of the sun, about 62%, will appear blocked to observers in Finland.

If you are in the visibility area and hope to snap a photo of the eclipse, check out our guide on how to photograph a solar eclipse for helpful tips. Our guides to the best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography can help, too.

This map of the partial solar eclipse of Oct. 25, 2022 was created by eclipse scientist Fred Espenak of (opens in new tab). Parts of Greenland and Iceland are positioned for the first encounter with the eclipse. (Image credit: Fred Espenak, Maps)

As the map above shows, a wide swath of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and northern Africa are in the visibility path for the Oct. 25 solar eclipse. The map, generated by eclipse scientist Fred Espenak of (opens in new tab) using Google Maps, shows the path of maximum eclipse as a yellow line, while the full extent of visibility is bordered by the green and purple. 

The exact time of the start of the solar eclipse for observers does depend on location. 

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Arlington, Virginia, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

For example, an eclipse watcher in London can see the start of the eclipse at 10:09 a.m. local time, see maximum eclipse at 10:59 a.m. and see the end of the eclipse at 11:51 a.m. As the eclipse path moves across Earth, those times will be different for each city. In Berlin, the eclipse begins at 11:10 a.m. local time, peaks at 12:14 p.m. and then ends at 1:19 p.m. But in India, where the eclipse visibility path ends, the event will begin for Delhi observers at 4:29 p.m., peak at 5:30 p.m. but its end won’t be visible. 

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