A rare solar eclipse on Saturday (April 30) stunned viewers over Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
While most of the event took place in remote areas, live cameras on the ground and satellites in space allowed people all over the world to watch. moon Blocks up to 64% of the sun. The solar eclipse occurred during the black moon, the second new moon in a month.
Solar physicist C. Alex Young, associate director for science in the Division of Heliophysical Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, shows several snapshots of timeanddate.com The live broadcast that shows how the beautiful disfigured sun takes a bite.
The eclipse was broadcast from several locations in the viewing area, and as Young said in one of his tweets, there are “extra sunspots” available to watch a month after our sun exploded. the sun A different X class is born It’s glowing (very strong) as it slowly moves toward its peak solar activity in 2025.
and so it begins! #partialsulareclipse can be seen in parts of southern South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. Screenshots from @timeanddate pic.twitter.com/LxLzesdRTnApril 30, 2022
Partial eclipse in Argentina #sunset #moonset #new moon #black moon 🌑 🌎 screenshots from @timeanddate pic.twitter.com/OC3GftJafwApril 30, 2022
Chile partial eclipse #sunset #moon #new moon #black moon 🌞 🌑 🌎 screenshots from @timeanddate pic.twitter.com/eGHnPvyQUpApril 30, 2022
🌞 🌑 🌎 # Partialsulareclipse appears in parts of southern South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. Sunspot Bonus! Screenshots from @timeanddate pic.twitter.com/LLErhYvPCYApril 30, 2022
🌞 🌑 🌎 #partialsolreclipse on April 30, 2022. Solar eclipse at sunset in Chile, with extra sunspots and sunset with mountains! What a program!! ☀️🌑⛰️🌅 Screenshots from @timeanddate pic.twitter.com/fDfr0ixNMoApril 30, 2022
The eclipse was also visible from space via a satellite called GOES-16 (GOES-R when it was launched in 2016). Satellite maps of lightning, severe storms, and solar activity on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Although the NOAA Twitter feed was inactive this weekend, the satellite is broadcasting via it GOES Image Viewer website Observing viewers captured near-real-time images of the solar eclipse from space.
Here is a view of the partial solar eclipse that occurred today in the Southern Hemisphere via the GOES-16 satellite. pic.twitter.com/ZFSJZY9uE6May 1, 2022
#GOESEast #GOES16 #GRB #SUVI Solar eclipse seen from GOES-16 satellite this afternoon (EDT). The wavelength is Fe195. pic.twitter.com/2r7uLorNOuMay 1, 2022
NASA said: At least part of the eclipse was visible “in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, and a small area in southwestern Brazil.” (This assumes a clear sky).
Some of the cities or regions known to view the eclipse include Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Falkland Islands (UK), Machu Picchu (Peru), Montevideo (Uruguay), and Santiago (Chile). unitarium.com† Also, at least one cruise was operating in the Eclipse Zone via EclipseTours.com†
Solar Eclipse from Buenos Aires de Nob. Alginus Bodeyron Firlo. #astronomy #astronomy #eclipse2022 pic.twitter.com/diZ4bnNUxvMay 1, 2022
Eclipse Solar, Santiago de Chile. #eclipse pic.twitter.com/HcnOkFyBa3May 1, 2022
The next solar eclipse, which is also partial, will occur on October 25. It will be visible from Europe, Northeast Africa, the Middle East and West Asia, According to NASA† There will be no total solar eclipse this year.
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