Total solar eclipse 2019 coming next week in South America

Total solar eclipse 2019 coming next week in South America

On the off chance that regardless people have remaining solar eclipse fever from 2017, don’t fuss: There’s another coming one week from now.

However, there’s a catch – people will need to hop on a plane to see it.

On July 2, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in portions of South America, weather permitting. The way of the eclipse, which moves from west to east, “starts in the South Pacific near Pitcairn Island and ends over land, having touched just two countries: Chile and Argentina,” according to Astronomy magazine.

In particular, the sun will vanish along a narrow track that stretches from Chile’s coast to only south of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital and biggest city.

“Totality will first make landfall in South America on the coast of Chile near the city of La Serena at 4:39 p.m. on July 2,” Space.com said.

La Serena, populace 200,000, is around 250 miles north of Santiago, Chile’s capital and biggest city. Santiago occupants should drive more than 5 hours north to see the spectacle, Astronomy magazine said.

After that, the moon’s shadow will cross the Andes Mountains and graze the city of San Juan, Argentina.

At that point, as the eclipse moves east crosswise over Argentina, it will slide only south of the urban communities of Cordoba and Buenos Aires before taking back off to the Atlantic Ocean just before sunset at 5:40 p.m.

In spite of the fact that the total eclipse will be visible in the southern rural areas of Buenos Aires, the sun will set and in this way extremely near the horizon.

As a refresher, during a total solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun, going day to an eerie twilight.

Share This Post

Post Comment