Impress your Skywatcher colleagues with these really interesting Eclipse facts.
If you still have the 2017 Solar Eclipse fever, do not fret: next week there will be another one.
But there's a catch – you have to get on a plane to see it.
On July 2nd, in parts of South America, a total solar eclipse will be visible, weather permitting. The path of the eclipse, moving from west to east, "begins in the South Pacific near Pitcairn Island and ends over land after touching just two countries: Chile and Argentina," Astronomy magazine said.
In particular, the sun will disappear on a narrow track that stretches from Chile's coast to south of Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and largest city.
The diamond ring effect is displayed throughout the solar eclipse in Hopkinsville, Ky. on August 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Clevenger, Courier-Journal, via USA TODAY NETWORK)
"The totality will first land in South America on the coast of Chile near the town of La Serena on July 2 at 16.39 ", Space.com said.
La Serena with 200,000 inhabitants is located about 400 km north of Santiago, the capital and largest city in Chile. According to Astronomy, the inhabitants of Santiago have to drive north for over 5 hours to see the spectacle.
Then the Moonshade crosses the Andes and touches the city of San Juan in Argentina.
When the eclipse moves eastwards over Argentina, it slips south of the cities of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, before returning to the Atlantic shortly before sunset at 5:40 pm
Though the total solar eclipse will be visible in the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires, the sun will set and thus be very close to the horizon.
As a refresher, the moon blocks the sun during a total eclipse and transforms the day into an eerie twilight.
If you dare to go to South America, stick to it. Note: Never look straight into the sun, except in the brief moments of totality. NASA said that the only sure way to look directly at the unobstructed or partially obscured sun is to use special sun filters like "Eclipse Glasses".
It's the Earth's first total solar eclipse since the Great American Total Eclipse of 2017. "according to EclipseWise.com.
Here in the US, the next total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024, from Texas to New York. England, the major US and Canadian cities on the way to the Solar Eclipse in 2024 include Austin, Texas, Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York, and Montreal.
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