Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

Solar Eclipse Tour 2019.

We are able to watch Total Solar Eclipse again in 2019

One of the mysteries that was solved through astronomy was the logical explanation of eclipses. People on Earth can experience Lunar and Solar Eclipses where heavenly bodies are aligned to bring some extraordinary changes in the appearance of their surface. Lunar eclipses are much more common than solar eclipses but Total Solar Eclipses are extremely rare.

The concept of solar eclipse refers to a condition when Moon partially covers the Sun while passing between it and the Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the apparent diameter of the moon becomes more than the sun. It means that all the direct sunlight is blocked and darkness engulfs everything even if its noon time.

This amazing artistry of nature clearly proves the presence of cosmic geometry. The distance between the Earth and its moon is about 385,000 kilometers. This is just the right distance that is needed for making a total solar eclipse possible. It provides the necessary angle to view this illusion. The outer atmosphere of the Sun known as the Corona becomes visible. Sky watchers have reported some amazing scenes around Corona during this phase. A representative of the American Astronomical Society, Rick Fienberg said,

“It brings people to tears. It makes people’s jaw drop.”

Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface with the solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide. During totality, the area inside the moon’s shadow is cloaked in twilight. It is a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak of darkness moving toward them across the landscape, and then moving away.

The much anticipated total solar eclipse will take place on 2nd July 2019. It will begin its journey in the South Pacific Ocean after which it moves towards the South American territories. The path of this eclipse will include Chile and Peru. La Serena of Chile is the place where you will be able to get the best view as the totality will be 100% there. After passing from there, it will go through various regions of Argentina as well but the view will be hampered as the totality will start decreasing. The following image describes the exact path in a very elaborative way.

Credit: tropicalsails.com
Credit: tropicalsails.com

The red line in the center of the two blue lines is the line showing totality. The yellow lines indicate those regions which will be able to experience 100% totality. It can be seen clearly that most that zone lies in the water. The only place on land where you can have a look at this masterpiece of nature is Chile. Buenos Aires of Argentina was also among the contenders where total solar eclipse could be seen but scientists have figured out that totality will drop till that point.

The cities where this solar eclipse will be visible are as follows:

Chile

It will be visible in most parts of the Coquimbo Region and some parts of the Atacama Region. Other than La Serena and Coquimbo, La Higuera is another Chilean city whose people will have the privilege to feast their eyes with this awesome sight.

Argentina

Most parts of Argentina will get a glimpse of it. The levels of totality might vary but this solar eclipse will not disappoint you if you live in Argentine territories. It will be sighted in provinces of San Juan, Santa Fe, San Luis, Cordoba, and La Rioja. Buenos Aires will get the best view in this part of the world. Famous cities like Rio Cuarto are also not neglected by nature.

The anticipation of this event can be judged by the fact that many tourism agencies have announced special trips to Chile and Peru for this occasion. South America Travel Tours is offering two tours under the title ‘Ancient Paths to the Present Total Solar Eclipse’. These custom trips are designed to offer you the beauty of these parts of the world and cover the total solar eclipse with it. You can either explore Peru earlier in the 10-day tour from 23rd June to 3rd July or start your vacation by experiencing one of the rarest events that take place on our planet by choosing the second option from 30th June to 10th July.

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