To observe the total eclipse of July 2, 2019, I made my way to the Atacama Desert in Chile, where the totality will land for the first time in South America.
On the eclipse day I drive the 150-kilometer route from La Serena (Chile) to the La Silla Observatory, the oldest telescope facility of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), where thousands of visitors gather to see the moon cross in front of the sun to observe.
This is not my first total eclipse – but I hope I see Totality for the first time! For the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, where a very vile cloud stole the show on the verge of totality. The weather forecast for this next eclipse seems promising, but keep my fingers crossed!
You can read about my Eclipse Hunting Adventures in Chile in my travel report below. In the days leading up to the eclipse and on the big day, I will publish regular updates myself (depending on the WLAN).
Related: Total Solar Eclipse 201