Published: Tue, July 02, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Total Solar Eclipse 2019: Know date, timings, other details

Total Solar Eclipse 2019: Know date, timings, other details

Both Argentina and Chile will experience a total solar eclipse on Tuesday, July 2, in a breathtaking natural event which is expected to last a total of four minutes and 33 seconds.

This will be the only solar eclipse visible in 2019 because the moon's shadow usually misses the Earth entirely, said Ken Brandt, director of the Robeson Planetarium and Science Center.

Children test out special binoculars to view tomorrow's total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile.

It will be the first total solar eclipse since August 2017, when the moon passed between the earth and the sun over parts of the United States.

Unfortunately, tomorrow's solar eclipse will unfold in the Southern Hemisphere far from the US. Once the shadow of the moon casts on Earth, light and temperatures drop, which results in the ground cooling faster than air, causes ocean stratus clouds to form faster and may obstruct the view.

Solar eclipses help scientists study the solar corona: a sheath of hot gases that extends thousands of miles out from the sun's surface.

Projected path of the 2019 total solar eclipse. He said a total of 105 people were hurt. That will make it slightly more hard to find an unobstructed horizon, especially in the mountains, though if there are clear skies (it is July, which is winter in the southern hemisphere, so nothing is guaranteed) expect to see some lovely photos of a totally eclipsed sun sitting just above some mountaintops.

When and where will the 2019 total solar eclipse pass by?

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A partial eclipse might be seen in different parts of South America, including Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

A total solar eclipse is passing over South America: What to know
That camp is located just northeast of La Serena, the first city in South America that will see totality. We've rounded up the details below, including start times ( all times listed are in EDT ).


The next total solar eclipse will happen less than 18 months after this one.

The umbra then reaches across to the coast of Chile, near La Serena, arriving at 16:38 local time (20:38 GMT).

To give the world an opportunity to see the total eclipse, which last occurred in August 2017, NASA has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to livestream the event.

Is it safe to look at a solar eclipse?

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Here's an image of where totality can be seen from (the darkest red shade).

NASA advises people watching the eclipse to utilize protective glasses or indirect viewing gadgets during every one of the phases.

On 2 July 2019, the year's first and only total solar eclipse will take place.

Even though the moon is 400 times smaller than the sun, the rare cosmic coincidence makes the sun and moon appear to be the same size. It will be visible from most parts of Europe, much of Asia, Australia, Africa, some parts of North America, South America, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. The eclipse won't be visible in India.

After the current year's occasion, the next total solar eclipse will be obvious on December 14, 2020, over parts of South America, as per NASA.

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