Chileans and Argentines ready to gaze at total solar eclipse

Katie Ramirez
July 2, 2019

A solar eclipse takes place when the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in a straight line, such that the Moon blocks the Sun's rays from reaching the Earth. Though technically it may be possible to see totality as the sun sets just south of Buenos Aires, that's a long shot because of the high possibility of cloud on the horizon in that part of Argentina.

What is so special about this total solar eclipse?

The solar eclipse will reach its moment of so-called maximum eclipse around 8.24pm United Kingdom time or 3.24pm EDT.

Its infrastructure is steadily being emplaced atop Cerro Las Campanas, with first observations of the sky due to begin in late 2026, with full operation expected in 2018. Partial eclipses are expected at least twice a year.

Millions of people in the U.S. were able to witness the last total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. "They told me that nothing compares to a solar eclipse, so that's why we're here". For those not in the area where the eclipse will be most viewable, San Francisco Exploratorium will be live streaming the event. But what about tomorrow's total solar eclipse?

Countries nearby such as Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Ecuador will be able to witness a partial eclipse, as only part of the Sun will be blocked.

After the events in Chile and Argentina, the next total solar eclipse will be in...

The ESO webcast will begin at 3.15pm EDT (8.15 BST), which is one hour and 24 minutes before totality occurs. Solar weather, or rather solar flares, emit charged particles and light that disrupts Earth's satellites.

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Occasionally, the corona spits out bursts of scorching hot plasma, which can be between1.7 million degrees Fahrenheit and more than 17 million degrees - hotter than the surface of the sun itself. Both programs will feature updates from NASA's Parker Solar Probe and Magnetospheric Multiscale missions.

When was the last total solar eclipse?

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Total eclipses are relatively rare for a particular spot.

Eclipses also happen when Mercury or Venus appears to cross the sun. However, that rumor was dispelled today (July 1) when the Chilean news outlet Concierto reported that Rihanna is, in fact, nowhere near the continent of South America.

One group, led by Jay Pasaschoff (Williams College) will continue an experiment that stretches back more than 20 years.

A partial lunar eclipse will happen on July 16 and an annular solar eclipse will be seen on December 26.

Rihanna fans had a field day with the rumor that the singer and actress was in La Serena to see the total solar eclipse - so much so that her alleged attendance became a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend.

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