The final solar eclipse of 2022 has come and gone. The partial eclipse, which manifested as a dark bite out of the sun, was visible in parts of Asia, Africa and Europe on Tuesday. If you missed it, you can still enjoy the images and video reruns.
We can thank the moon for the cosmic spectacle that is a solar eclipse. Our lunar neighbor moves between the sun and Earth, dropping its shadow down on us. For a partial eclipse, only a section of the sun is blocked, so it looks like a dark bite has been removed from the sun's circle.
This was the second and last solar eclipse of 2022 following another partial eclipse back in April. There's still a total lunar eclipse on tap for early November, but you'll have to wait until April 2023 for the next time the moon butts in front of the sun.