Total Solar Eclipse on July 2, 2019

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On July 2, 2019 there will be a total solar eclipse that will be visible by a thin strip of the Pacific Ocean and part of South America.

The entire eclipse will begin east of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean and then arrive in South America. The privileged this time will be the observers from Chile and Argentina.

Partially, the eclipse can be seen from much of South America in countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay. The partial eclipse will also be visible from some Pacific islands such as Polynesia: Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Kiribati, French Polynesia and Pitcairn.

Eclipse Solar

One of the most extravagant natural phenomena of this last time is approaching: the 2019 solar eclipse in Chile that will take place on July 2 in the entire Chilean territory. To the south of a Region of Atacama and the Region of Coquimbo the solar eclipse 2019 will be total and in the rest of the country it will be partially seen. This happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, giving way to a total darkness in a diameter between 100 and 300 kilometers approximately. Outside this area, the eclipse is seen partially.

We invite you to be part not only of this natural phenomenon, but a visual spectacle all year long, to know the tourist and scientific observatories, and to make night tours to enjoy the universe.

Total Solar Eclipse in Chile
The entire eclipse can only be seen from a thin strip in the Fourth Region of Coquimbo and part of the Third Region of Atacama, however, the partial eclipse will be visible from all the Chilean territory.

In the area where the central axis of the eclipse is located (from 50 kilometers north of La Serena to the town of Chapilca in the commune of Vicuna), the partial eclipse will begin at 3:22 pm and the total will occur at 4:38 pm

Security advice
Eye protection is the most important on the day of the solar eclipse. Special filters must be used to avoid irreversible damage to the eyes. That is why the use of special glasses for eclipses is one of the most used options by observers.

Do not look directly at the Sun with eclipse or without eclipse without protection filters.
  • Only use certified filters with the ISO 12312-2 label. Never use filters marketed in the market without any certification
  • Special lenses or filters must be in perfect condition
  • Do not look at the Sun through a camera, phone, binocular, telescope or any other optical device without having a sunscreen certified for this use
  • Traditional sunglasses are not safe to look at the Sun, even if they are dark
  • Do not use x-ray plates to see the Sun
  • Take care that children use eye protection in a good way and always under the supervision of an adult