Total solar eclipse moves across South America today

Pablo Tucker
July 2, 2019

The total solar eclipse will appear in the sky over the city of La Serena, Chile, at 4.38 p.m. ET and travel across the Andes mountain range before ending near Buenos Aires, Argentina, at 4.44 p.m. ET.

Just so you don't miss either of these celestial sights, here's all you need to know about when and where to watch these events, and what to expect.

Today (July 2), the sun and moon are aligning so precisely that for a swath of South America, day will briefly turn to twilight and the sun's ghostly halo-like corona will become visible.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and scores a bull's-eye by completely blocking out the sunlight.


Because the Moon's orbit is not perfectly in line with the Sun and Earth, its shadow usually passes above or below Earth. Here are a few precautions and said things people prefer not to do during the solar eclipse 2019: 1. Depending on the position of the earth moon and sun during the eclipses, they can be partial or total meaning they will be hidden from the sight for a brief period of time either partially or fully.

The rare "total solar eclipse" that will be witnessed on July 2 is all set to plunge the landscape of the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina into darkness.

The total eclipse will begin there at 4:38 pm and last about two minutes. However, most of the 6,800-mile path is over the open ocean.

"I came to La Serena to watch the total eclipse with a friend following a recommendation", USA tourist Stephanie Bouckurt said. It means the retina is damages from looking at the sun, causing a spot of blindness. Unfortunately, the solar eclipse won't be visible in India. Total solar eclipse is going to begin at 3.22 pm local time in Chile. Since the eclipse is due to take place at nighttime over the Indian subcontinent, residents in India can't watch the event live but will be able to stream the event online.


Solar eclipse app: People in locations where the solar eclipse is not visible can use the solar eclipse app of the Exploratorium museum to watch it. The path of totality ran from OR to South Carolina-the first time in 99 years a total solar eclipse crossed the Atlantic and Pacific.

The Exploratorium and NASA have partnered with each other for live broadcasting of the total solar eclipse from 7:23 PM and 9:46 pm (UTC).

NASA Television will also be broadcasting the program on its public channel, which will have updates from the agency's Parker Solar Probe and Magnetospheric Multiscale missions.


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