Portions of South America will encounter the first 2019 total solar eclipse since 2017 on Tuesday. On July 2, a solar eclipse will clear over the South Pacific and parts of South America. The new Moon will pass between Earth and Sun, making a total solar eclipse.
A large number of tourists from everywhere throughout the world are flocking to Chile and Argentina, where the eclipse is required to pass by in the afternoon.
It will be the first total solar eclipse since August 2017, when the moon passed between the earth and the sun over parts of the United States.
Here is what people need to know about the 2019 total solar eclipse:
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth and obstructs the sun. During a total eclipse, the sun’s crown, or corona, is noticeable to the naked eye.
The crown is the sun’s external atmosphere, extending a large number of miles into space.
There are four types of solar eclipses: partial, annular, total and hybrid.
As per NASA, a total eclipse happens some place on earth about every year and a half. Partial eclipses are expected at least twice a year.
When and where will the 2019 total solar eclipse pass by?
In contrast to the 2017 eclipse, the moon’s umbral shadow this time will be visible just from Chile, Argentina and a uninhabited South Pacific island.
A partial eclipse might be seen in different parts of South America, including Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
The total eclipse is relied upon to last as long as four minutes, contingent upon the location, as per NASA.
NASA said that totality is required to start around 4:38pm local time (20:38 GMT) in La Serena, Chile, and end there around 4:40pm (20:20 GMT).
In Junin, Argentina, totality is required to start around 5:42pm local time (20:42 GMT) and end at 5:44pm (20:44 GMT).
A few websites, including NASA, will be live-streaming the eclipse so individuals can watch from everywhere throughout the world.
Is it safe to look at a solar eclipse?
During totality, it is safe to see a solar eclipse.
Be that as it may, as the moon uncovers the sun, NASA stated, individuals might be found guard, presenting their eyes to conceivable harm from the sun’s UV rays.
NASA advises people watching the eclipse to utilize protective glasses or indirect viewing gadgets during every one of the phases.
When was the last total solar eclipse?
A great many individuals in the US had the option to observe the last total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
Everybody in North America at the time had the option to see at least a partial eclipse, with totality crossing 14 states. A partial eclipse was additionally viewable from parts of South America, Europe and West Africa.
Before the 2017 occasion, a solar eclipse had not been noticeable over the entire US since 1918.
Solar eclipse 2020
After the current year’s occasion, the next total solar eclipse will be obvious on December 14, 2020, over parts of South America, as per NASA.