View the October Partial Solar Eclipse with a homemade camera

On the morning of 25 October 2022, the Moon will pass in front of part of the Sun, an event that will result in a Partial Solar eclipse.

This solar eclipse will be visible from much of Europe, as well as north Africa, the Middle East and western Asia.  From the UK, the best time to see the eclipse will be from 10:00 BST until 12:00 BST

In the midlands, the eclipse starts at 10:07 BST (09:07 UT) and runs for 101 minutes, with maximum magnitude 25.65% and 14.95% obscuration.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

Partial solar eclipses happen when, from a particular location on Earth, only part of the Sun’s disc is covered by the Moon’s disc. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the centre of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Viewing the eclipse safely

As this is a partial eclipse, the greatest coverage will only be 24.5% at best from the UK. This means the area of Sun that remains visible will pose a danger to eyesight and equipment. Therefore, appropriate filter protection must be used to keep your eyes and equipment safe.

An excellent way of viewing the eclipse safely is using a pinhole camera, you can even make one yourself! Download instructions to make your very own camera