Eclipse Season — Oct-Nov 2022

Eclipse Season — October-November 2022

YAY! It’s eclipse season, the second of two in 2022!

Every year we get a collection of 4 to 7 eclipses somewhere on Earth, either lunar, solar, partial, or total. These eclipses come in seasons, a 35-day period with typically two eclipses sometimes three. There are usually two seasons per year.

October 25, 2022 — Partial Solar Eclipse

The Sun is still super bright, too bright to look at meaning that there is not a safe time to look at the eclipse without safe solar viewing glasses, solar filters, or other safe viewing methods.

The animation below shows the eclipse over the globe from the vantage point of the moon.

An animation of the October 25, 2022, partial solar eclipse from the moon’s vantage point. The lightly shaded circle with the black outline is the penumbral shadow. The partial eclipse is visible inside the penumbra. Animation by Fred Espenak and Michael Zeiler.

Learn more about the October 25, 2022 — Partial Solar Eclipse »

November 8, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The second eclipse of the second season is a total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022. (November 7 in some time zones.)

A map showing where the November 8, 2022 lunar eclipse is visible. Contours mark the edge of the visibility region at eclipse contact times. The map is centered on 168°57’W, the sublunar longitude at mid-eclipse. Image via the NASA SVS

Map of where the total lunar eclipse of November 8, 2022 will be visible. Image via Dominic Ford and

Learn more about the November 8, 2022 Eclipse

Stay tuned for more sun fun!

Mark your calendars! The next two major eclipses in the Americas are coming soon! There is an annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023, and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. More to come.