A breathtaking total solar eclipse will plunge part of South America into darkness on Tuesday at the world's first total solar eclipse since 2017.
Before the unusual event on Tuesday, the tension increases. "The eclipse of July 2nd is the first total solar eclipse since the transcontinental total solar eclipse in the summer of 2017," Dr. Paige Godfrey, astrophysicist in Slooh's telescope network, in a statement sent to Fox News. "That was almost two years ago and people are still talking about the biggest heavenly event of their lives. This event has a lasting effect that has increased the excitement for many of them.
Millions are expected to look at the cosmic spectacle that starts at 1
4:24. EDT in the South Pacific and over 6,800 miles of open water to Chile and Argentina, the only places where the total solar eclipse can be seen outside an uninhabited island in the ocean.
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE WILL PLUNGE PART OF SOUTH AMERICA IN THE DARKNESS
"It's the day of the eclipse!" Tweeted NASA Sun and Space on Tuesday.
The line of the entirety also runs within one mile of the site for the planned Giant Magellan Telescope at La Serena, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Patrick McCarthy, Astronomer and Vice President of the Giant Magellan Telescope, said in a statement sent to Fox News that the officials involved in the project are looking forward to the grand total on Tuesday's eclipse.
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If the weather permits, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in some places in Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay after timeanddate.com.  A teenager dressed as a shaman arrives to attend a photo session before the total solar eclipse on Tuesday, July 1, 2019, in La Higuera, Chile. “/>
A teenager dressed as a shaman arrives to attend a solar eclipse photo session before the total solar eclipse on Tuesday in La Higuera, Chile, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo / Esteban Felix)
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon wanders between Earth and Sun and hits the bull's eye, completely blocking out the sunlight.
Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to towns and cities in northern Chile to stake out locations in one of the world's best places to watch the total solar eclipse on Tuesday.
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The eclipse is expected until The first landing in Chile is at 15.22 CET in La Serena, a city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants, where the arrival of more than 300,000 visitors forced the local water supply to increase performance and service stations to wait to store extra fuel. Police and health services were also strengthened.
File Photo – Total Solar Eclipse at the longest duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds in Hopkinsville, KY. August 21, 2017. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post about Getty Images)
The total solar eclipse starts there at 16:38. and takes about 2½ minutes.
After crossing Chile and Argentina, the full eclipse ends at 16:44:46. EDT to timeanddate.com.
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Slooh notes that the Observatory of the Southern Hemisphere, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), is not in the series of the entirety. However, the organization is working with partner observatories and PUC staff to record a live stream of the event.
File photo – Enthusiasts Tanner Person (R) and Josh Blink of Vacaville, California, observe a total eclipse on the Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, US on August 21, 2017. (REUTERS / Adrees Latif)
"The South American Solar Eclipse 2019 is not an easy-to-catch event," said Paul Cox, Slooh's Chief Astronomical Officer, in the statement. "Unlike the Solar Eclipse in 2017, the Path of Totality (the 90-mile Path of the Moon Shadow) only lands on a narrow stretch of Chile and Argentina and a tiny uninhabited South Pacific island. After the moon has traveled over 6,000 miles per hour across the Pacific Ocean and reaches the west coast of Chile, the sun is low on the horizon. The partial solar eclipse phases occur while the sun goes down.
Many Americans like to remember the 2017 solar eclipse, which has mesmerized millions of people across the country.
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The coast-to – The eclipse on August 21 this year has cut a 120-kilometer path from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic, on the hordes of people set up eclipse glasses to experience the unusual event. The eclipse, which began in Oregon and ended in South Carolina, was the first to cross the continental US since 1918.
Families from across the country poured into cities throughout the line, including Charleston and Nashville, which housed more than 1 million visitors.
The next total solar eclipse in the US will occur in 2024, the next from coast to coast until the year 2045.
NASA'S PARKER SOLAR SAMPLE BREAKS RECORD WILL BE CLOSER TO THE SUN  NASA becomes Watch the total solar eclipse in South America on July 2nd. "The study of the sun during total solar eclipses helps scientists understand the source and behavior of solar radiation that drives space weather near Earth, which can preserve the health of astronauts in space and the durability of materials for spacecraft construction affect NASA's website. "Similar data will be important in planning for the return of NASA astronauts to the Moon in 2024 and any missions to Mars."
File Photo – A photo taken during the Total Solar Eclipse in August 2017. (NASA / Gopalswamy)
The Space Agency will broadcast the total solar eclipse live with the San Francisco Exploratory. NASA will also provide updates from its Parker Solar Probe.
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