Solar Eclipse October 2022

This Event is now over email your images to for our special Irish Solar Eclipse report.

Visible all over Ireland from 10am-12pm (approx).  

.NEW: Listen to our course director David Moore talk about Tuesday’s Eclipse AND why everyone in Ireland should take our evening classes. 

Solar Eclipse

On Tuesday October 25th a partial solar eclipse will sweep across Europe, west Asia, northeast Africa, and the Middle East.

For mid Ireland the eclipse begins at 10:07am and ends at 11:36am with greatest eclipse at 10:51am when 20% of the Sun’s diameter will be covered by the Moon (that’s 10% of the Sun’s area)

Lots more details and tips are in our special ‘Eclipse Issue’ of Astronomy Ireland magazine (the October 2022 issue) which we will RUSH to you in the post if you order today.   We will also email you the eclipse article immediately so you can read it all well before the eclipse day!


Of course it can be highly dangerous to view the Sun and a partially eclipsed Sun is just as dangerous – perhaps more so as people will be drawn to looking at it. NEVER look at the Sun with ANY optical aid (binoculars or telescopes) as permanent eye damage can happen instantly. It is not even safe to look at the Sun with just the naked eye and even several pairs of sunglasses should not be used.


Previous Partial Solar Eclipse

The good news is that from Ireland we get a fairly decent Partial Eclipse of the Sun as it will occur as it will occur fairly high in the sky!

Given the Irish weather it is important to note that you can see the eclipse from roughly for nearly 2 hours. So, especially if the weather forecast on the day is not great, plan to view the whole event in the hope of seeing something if only through a tiny break in the clouds.

Solar Eclipse Glasses

EU-certified safe ECLIPSE GLASSES are available from Astronomy Ireland. We have a limited quantity so please order them well before the eclipse so we can get them to you in time.

A copy of the October issue of Astronomy Ireland magazine (which includes the October Eclipse article) will be included which has all the details you will need to enjoy the eclipse, and hopefully will encourage beginners to join the society (use this link for that

We’ll post the magazine to you immediately but we will also email you the eclipse article urgently so you can read it before the eclipse takes place.

Glasses are €10 + €5 postage.

Solar Eclipse Glasses


You should keep these glasses after the eclipse for viewing giant ‘naked eye’ sunspots that appear from time to time (especially with a new solar maximum on its way). DO NOT look through binoculars or telescopes while wearing eclipse glasses as they give way too bright an image and may even damage the glasses and your eyesight too.

ECLIPSE MAGAZINE: order the magazine (or Glasses+Magazine) TODAY so you can read all about the eclipse and other safe ways to view it in plenty of time. There are lots more details and exact times to see the stages of the eclipse from several locations around Ireland. You can also sign up for a year’s subscription and you will then get future magazines showing all the photos sent in from around Ireland and loads of other things to see in the sky: HERE