Second solar eclipse of 2022 to take place today
The second and last solar eclipse of year 2022 will take place today (Tuesday), said Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) officials in a statement.
According to the PMD, the solar eclipse will be partially visible in Pakistan, while the solar eclipse will be fully visible in Europe, North Africa, Middle East and West Asia.
In Pakistan, the solar eclipse will begin at 1:58pm and end at 6.02pm with the greatest eclipse occurring at 4pm.
“At 4 pm, the sun will be covered by a total eclipse, while its circumference and observation will be maximum in Peshawar i.e. up to 65.2%, besides 64.5% in Islamabad, 59.7% in Quetta, 60.7% in Lahore and 50% in Karachi,” Met office informed.
Astronomers have warned that direct viewing may cause eye damage, saying that those who wish to view the eclipse directly should use special eye protection glasses.
What is Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse is the moment when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, causing a shadow to fall on the Earth.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is completely in front of the Sun, causing a part of the Earth to be completely dark.
The Paris Observatory said in a statement that Today’s solar eclipse will be partial and the moon’s shadow will not fall on Earth at any point.
The moon will be exposed to 82 percent of the sun in Kazakhstan, but it will not be enough to eliminate daylight, said Florent Deleflie, an astronomer at the Paris observatory.
He said that darkness can be felt only when at least 95% of the sun is hidden.