The partial solar eclipse of April 30, one of two happening in 2022, swept over parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The solar eclipse began at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) in the far southeastern Pacific near the coast of Antarctica. It lasted just under four hours, ending at 6:37 p.m. EDT (2237 GMT) over the south Atlantic Ocean, according to TimeandDate.com, although for many observers, the sun set while still partially eclipsed.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun. Today’s celestial event was a partial eclipse, meaning only part of the sun was obscured by the moon, depending on the viewer’s location. The maximum eclipse occurred at 4:41 p.m. EDT (2041 GMT) today, when the moon blocked about 64% of the sun’s disk for viewers just south of the southern tip of South America.