Solar Eclipse 2022: Watch 1st solar partial solar eclipse on 30th April.
A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth.
The first solar eclipse or Surya Grahan of 2022 is set to take place on April 30. This will be the first of the two partial solar eclipses in 2022.
Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks only a portion of the solar disk. In this case, roughly 64% of the sun's disk will be blotted out at most, according to NASA.
The eclipse will begin at 12:15 pm IST and end at 4:07 pm IST. According to Earthsky.org the eclipse will reach its maximum phase at 4:41 p.m. EDT (2041 GMT).
People in parts of southern South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern Oceans will have a chance to witness a partial eclipse of the Sun just before and during sunset.