RAMALLAH, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (WAFA) - Palestine and the Arab region today witnessed a partial solar eclipse that lasted for two hours and 20 minutes.
The eclipse began at exactly one in the afternoon local time (10:00 GMT) from the top left of the sun, and then plunged south until it covered 33.6% of the sun in Jerusalem, 35.7% in the far north, and 29.8% in the far south of the country.
The Palestinian Astronomical Society said the peak of the partial eclipse was at 14:13 pm (11:13 GMT), and it ended at 15:20 pm (12:20 GMT).
The Astronomical Society noted that a partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks only part of the sun; which will make it look as if a part has been removed from it. The percentage of eclipses varies depending on the location within the path of the eclipse on the globe.