The last solar eclipse of 2022 thrills skywatchers around the world

The second and final solar eclipse of the year has thrilled skywatchers around the world.

The partial solar eclipse started at 4:58 a.m. EDT (0858 GMT) when the moon first began to cross the sun as seen from the northern Atlantic Ocean. It was visible to observers across most of Europe, as well as parts of northeast Africa, the Middle East and western Asia and ended at 9:01 a.m. EDT (1301 GMT) just south of India. Before it ended, skywatchers were treated to the moment of greatest eclipse that occured at about 11:10 a.m. EDT (1510 GMT) when the moon blocked 82% of the sun for observers near the North Pole. 

Remember, NEVER look at the sun without adequate protection, our "how to observe the sun safely" guide reminds you of solar observation best practices and also lists some intriguing solar targets to look out for. 

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The partial solar eclipse was not visible to everyone but thanks to various livestreams around the world, everyone got a chance to view the partial solar eclipse for free. The mobile observatory team of the website Time and Date livestreamed the partial eclipse on its YouTube channel

Time and Date also had a live blog featuring real-time reports and background information about the partial solar eclipse. Royal Observatory Greenwich livestreamed the partial solar eclipse on its YouTube page. Finally, astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 livestreamed the partial eclipse from Ceccano, Italy, on the project's website

Skywatchers took to Twitter to share their excitement about the partial eclipse along with some impressive photographs.

Tom Curse captured the partial eclipse from London, U.K. "Some nice activity on the Sun's surface, and the beautiful rugged edge of our Moon." he wrote in a tweet.   

Mark McCaughrean took this rather spooky partial eclipse image through the clouds in Wassenaar, Netherlands.

Alexander Kerste captured several partial eclipse photographs from Tromsø, Norway. Where the moon appears to be taking a rather large "bite" out of the sun.  

Skywatchers in India were some of the last to see the partial solar eclipse before the eclipse ended at 9:01 a.m. EDT (1301 GMT).

Avanika Mote posted a beautiful photo of the partial solar eclipse sunset from Dal Lake, Srinagar, India.

Mohammed Habib captured a series of partial eclipse photographs from Hyderabad, India.  

Has all this solar eclipse action whipped you up into some sort of eclipse frenzy? Then you'll be pleased to know that you don't have to wait long for the next eclipse event. You can catch the final lunar eclipse of the year on Nov. 8, 2022, with details on how and where to see it located in our lunar eclipse 2022 guide.

If you want more advice on solar eclipse photography to help you prepare for the next solar eclipse our guides on how to photograph a solar eclipse and the best cameras for astrophotography can help you find the camera gear you need to capture your next best image. 

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This article was updated at 11:30 a.m EDT (1530 GMT) to include two more Twitter embeds.  

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Daisy Dobrijevic
Reference Editor

Daisy Dobrijevic joined in February 2022 having previously worked for our sister publication All About Space magazine as a staff writer. Before joining us, Daisy completed an editorial internship with the BBC Sky at Night Magazine and worked at the National Space Centre in Leicester, U.K., where she enjoyed communicating space science to the public. In 2021, Daisy completed a PhD in plant physiology and also holds a Master's in Environmental Science, she is currently based in Nottingham, U.K. Daisy is passionate about all things space, with a penchant for solar activity and space weather. She has a strong interest in astrotourism and loves nothing more than a good northern lights chase!