Tomorrow A Solar Eclipse Will Be Coming With A Striking Amber Colour

Pablo Tucker
July 1, 2019

"Each glimpse we get of the Sun during a total solar eclipse-only a couple of minutes every 18 months or so-gives us a different set of features to look at", says Pasachoff. And it is believed to last for around four minutes and 33 seconds.

Parts of Chile and Argentina, however, will be able to see the entire eclipse, meaning the Moon will completely block the Sun, as these regions fall within its 6,000-mile radius.

On Tuesday, July 2, Total Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan 2019 will be observed.

As per latest reports, it will be first seen over Oeno Island, a British territory in the South Pacific Ocean at 10:24 local time (9:54 PM IST). You can likely find solar eclipse glasses at your local tienda if you're in the area, but NASA recommends checking to see that they're compliant with the ISO 12312-2 worldwide safety standard and that they're not scratched or damaged.

The regions that are a middle-part of this small area is estimated to have Sun's shadow for 2 minutes and 30 sec.


When is the solar eclipse?

A partial eclipse will be visible in Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, however.

La Serena, a coastal city in Chile that lies 250 miles north of Santiago, the country's capital city, will be one of the areas to experience the total eclipse.

What is so special about this total solar eclipse?

"The Sun varies from day to day, and also over the 11-year solar cycle". Solar weather, or rather solar flares, emit charged particles and light that disrupts Earth's satellites. According to National Geographic, the sun's surface is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, but its atmosphere is 3.5 million degrees Fahrenheit. It is the first mission to the sun.


If the weather wasn't enough to make matters tough, the fact that only one major road, Route 41, leads to the path of totality, a large amount of traffic could mean missing the eclipse altogether.

The world will be gazing at the ' total solar eclipse' (surya grahan) of the year on 2 July - but India will not be able to enjoy it. Those who can't visit South America in the following days have the option to experience the remarkable phenomenon with the help of online streaming. This year's Mercury Transit will be the last one until 2032.

Partial lunar eclipse will take place on July 16 - 17.

Chief Astronomical Officer at the Slooh Observatory, Paul Cox, said: "The 2019 South American solar eclipse is not an easy event to capture". Chile and Argentina! That's a celestial stroke of luck, although it will be southern Chile and Argentinean Patagonia that experience totality on december 14, 2020.


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