First partial Solar Eclipse of 2022 today, will not be visible in India

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Solar Eclipse 2022 on April 30 will be visible in various countries. The first solar eclipse of this year, however, will not be visible in India. The solar eclipse will be partial due to the fact that the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth will not be aligned in a perfect line.

What is Partial Solar Eclipse?

The Partial Solar Eclipse takes place when the Sun and the Moon are not aligned perfectly in a straight line. It results in the moon not covering the sun entirely. The partial eclipse gives the sun a crescent appearing as if someone has taken a bite out of it. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has noted that, “as it sets in the west on the evening of April 30, the Sun will appear partially eclipsed for those with clear skies in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru and a small part of southwestern Brazil.”

The duration and timing of the Solar eclipse in India? 

The solar eclipse will last for around 4 hours. The partial solar eclipse will begin at 12:15 PM (IST) and end at 4:07 PM (IST) today on April 30.

How to watch Solar Eclipse 2022?

Reportedly, NASA will run a live telecast of Solar Eclipse 2022 or Surya Grahan through their Social Media Channels.

What is Black Moon?

Black Moon is a rare occurrence and the phenomenon was experienced in 2021. There has been no single definition of Black Moon, however, the term has been commonly used to refer to any of the phenomena that are associated with the New Moon, as during this phase, the moon is always black.

It is unlikely that the eclipse will be visible in India. It will, however, be visible from many parts of the world. People living in South or West America, Pacific Atlantic and Antarctica will be able to see the natural phenomenon.

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