Partial solar eclipse in Kolkata

(Subhojyoti Kanjilal/BCCL)

The last Surya Grahan of 2022, a partial solar eclipse, graced the skies during the evening hours of Tuesday, October 25.

At the time of an eclipse, the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, preventing part of the Sun’s light from reaching our planet. And during a partial eclipse, such as the one that occurred on October 25, the Sun is only partially obscured by the Moon as it passes in front of it.

The spectacle was visible from Europe, Northern Africa and large parts of western and central Asia. The majority of the Indian states saw the eclipse, too, with the exception of Northeast India. The eclipse lasted from 4:29 pm to 6:09 pm in India.

While we were advised against viewing the solar eclipse directly due to the possibility of permanent retinal damage, many people across the country managed to view it through telescopes. Further, a live stream of the event was also shared on various platforms.

But if you still missed the eclipse, fear not. Below, we’ve shared stunning visuals of the partial solar eclipse captured by skywatchers across India.

S​rinagar, Kashmir

Solar eclipse in Kashmir

(Labeeb Gulzar)

Solar eclipse in Kashmir

(Labeeb Gulzar)

The eclipse in Srinagar began at 4:14 pm and lasted until 5:45 pm on Tuesday, peaking at 5:20 pm with a 0.646 Magnitude (a ‘magnitude’ of an eclipse is the fraction of the diameter of the disk of the eclipsed body that is covered by the eclipsing body).

S​iwani, Haryana

View from Haryana

(Sahil Bhatt)

T​he solar eclipse was spotted from Haryana between 4:26 pm and 5:47 pm, peaking at 5:28 pm with a 0.560 Magnitude.

I​ndore, Madhya Pradesh

Solar eclipse in Indore

(sumit_carl_cosmos/via Instagram)

T​he eclipse made an appearance in Indore from 4:42 pm to 5:53 pm on Tuesday and peaked at 5:38 pm with a magnitude of 0.432.

M​umbai, Maharashtra

Solar eclipse in Mumbai

(Salil Tembe)

T​he view from Mumbai was no less captivating. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 20 minutes between 4:49 pm and 6:09 pm, peaking at 5:42 pm with a 0.361 Magnitude.

Further, social media users from across the country shared mesmerising views of this celestial phenomenon on Twitter, the best of which have been listed below:


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