Éclipse Solaire Du 26 Décembre 2019

LA HIGUERA, CHILE — A spectacular arme à feu solar eclipse passed with South amérique today (July 2), tremble thousands du eager spectators in auto path of totality while des millions of others took pleasure in a partial solar eclipse throughout auto continent.

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Today"s solar eclipse to be the first to elegant our world since thé Great American le total Solar Eclipse, i beg your pardon crossed the continental united States on Aug. 21, 2017. While both ns these to be coast-to-coast eclipses, auto path de totality parce que le today"s eclipse extended a much shorter stretch de land, start near les Serena, Chile, et ending just south of buttenos Aires, Argentina.

Locals, tourists et "eclipse chasers" flocked to the line de totality today à catch up à 2.5 minute in which auto moon totally blocked out thé sun. Oui the moon cast its shadow nous Earth, daytime temporarily turned into twilight, producing the hallucination of a 360-degree sunset in endroit along auto line du totality. The moon"s shadow painted the skies through deep shades ns purple and orange, and the darkness resulted in temperatures venir drop de several levels in the already-chilly region.

concertotable.com reporter Hanneke Weitering was conditions météorologiques the scene at ns Silla Observatory in Chile to occupation this view du totality during thé solar eclipse the occurred nous July 2, 2019. (Image credit: Hanneke Weitering/concertotable.com)

Totality fabriqué its first landfall end South america near the ville of ns Serena, Chile, at 4:39 p.m. EDT (2039 GMT), around 1 hour and 17 minute after thé partial organiser began there. Cible the eclipse chin actually started a couple of hours previously over auto Pacific Ocean.

The partial phase first became montrer clairement over thé South Pacific at 12:55 p.m. EDT (1655 GMT), cible it didn"t ont much of an audience — aside from any marine life, boats, airplanes or "eclipse chasers" who traveled à any ns the far islands in its path. The life island à see the total solar eclipse to be Oeno Island, whereby totality began at 10:24 a.m. EDT (1424 GMT) et lasted 2 minutes et 53 seconds.

How long totality large depends nous how fermé one is from the centre of auto path du totality. Auto longest duration à la this eclipse was a lining 4 minutes et 33 seconds, cible this likewise occurred in thé middle of the Pacific Ocean, wherein it"s unlikely that anyone was around venir witness it. In southern America, thé total phase du the eclipse was much shorter, lasting no plus long than around 2.5 minutes.

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Although thé total eclipse did not reach South america until so late afternoon, many du the locals kicked éteindre their eclipse festivities well antérieur à dawn. On chemin 5, auto highway between ns Serena and La Silla Observatory, hundreds du cars had currently started lining up on the roadside passant par sunrise. While traffic along auto highway wasn"t too jammed up, most departure ramps were overflowing v cars. Groups du skywatchers had collection up boursier on medians et shoulders, complete with tents, tables, chairs and even grills. Along thé road to les Silla, several astrophotographers were setting up cameras and telescopes to importer ready parce que le the eclipse.

The last temps South les états-unis damérique witnessed a le total solar eclipse was on July 11, 2010, when thé moon"s shadow overcome over seulement the southernmost tip ns the continent. And lucky skywatchers in this an ar will be treated to yet un autre total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020. That eclipse will take a very similar path across thé southern portion of southern America.

The scene early in thé eclipse, antérieur à totality, at ns Silla Observatory in Chile, on July 2, 2019. (Image credit: ESO)

On average, le total solar eclipses take place about oz every 18 months. Cible there concertotable.com two est différent kinds de solar eclipses that take place several fois a year: partial solar eclipses and annular solar eclipses. Throughout a partial solar eclipse, auto moon seul passes end a morceaux of the sun"s disk et does not bloquer the sunlight from view. Année annular eclipse, frequently referred to oui a "ring of fire" eclipse, happens when the moon is directly in front of the sun but is too far away from earth in its elliptical orbit venir cover the whole sun.

The next solar eclipse will certainly be an annular eclipse nous Dec. 26, 2019; it will be visible over Africa, Asia et the center East. In auto United States, the suivant solar eclipse will certainly be de nouveau annular eclipse nous Oct. 14, 2023. After that, de nouveau "Great American le total Solar Eclipse" will cross the continental joined States nous April 8, 2024.

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Hanneke Weitering
Hanneke Weitering is année editor at concertotable.com through 10 years of experience in scientifiquement journalism. She has formerly written forScholastic great Magazines,MedPage Today et The partagé Institute parce que le Computational sciences at Oak Ridge national Laboratory. After examining physics at the University de Tennessee in elle hometown ns Knoxville, elle earned elle graduate level in Science, Health et Environmental reporting (SHERP) from nouveau York University. Hanneke joined the concertotable.com team in 2016 oui a staff writer and producer, covering topics consisting of concertotable.comflight and astronomy.She at this time lives in Seattle, loger of auto concertotable.com Needle, with sa cat and two snakes. In sa spare temps Hanneke likes to explore the rocheux Mountains, basking in nature et looking for dark skies to gaze at thé cosmos.