Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 in South America.

Find out when the eclipse begins and ends, when has its maximum in more then 90 locations in South America.

Partial Lunar Eclipse of July 16, 2019

July 2, 2019 (tuesday) a total solar eclipse will be visible in the central part of South America and over Pacific Ocean. Totality will be visible in Chile (Coquimbo and Atacama Region) and Argentina (provinces Buenos Aires, Cordoba, La Rioja, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe). Other countries of this region (Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica and southern part of Venezuela) will see Partial Solar Eclipse.

Chile or Argentina? Which location is better for seeing total eclipse?

Definitely Chile. (Edit: it's not so easy. Our quick analysis were criticized by experienced eclipse chasers. All information below - about sun altitude in Chile and Argentina are correct but there are other factors that should be considered while assessing the quality of places to watch this eclipse. Please stay tuned for more sophisticated analysis)

The maximum of the Total Eclipse over South America will take place just before sunset, hence the sun altitude will be low. In Chile maximum eclipse will be sooner than in Argentina, so the sun will be heigher in the sky. Images below show sun position and altitude during maximum eclipse seen from La Serena, Chile; San Juan, Argentina and Buenos Aires, Argentina. As you can see, in Buenos Aires the sun is very low, so you have to find a place where you will be able clearly see the west and west-north horizon with no obstruction like buildings, mountains or trees. The second reason Chile is better place to see the eclipse is that, in Chile the phase of the total eclipse is a little longer than in Argentina.


Sun position and altitude (13°) during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 16:39 CLT) seen from La Serena, Chile - Avenue del Mar, Playa el Faro. Geographical Coordinates: 29°54'30.1"S 71°16'28.2"W (Credits: Google Earth Image)

Sun position and altitude (10°) during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 17:41 ART) seen from outskirts of Sun Juan, Argentina (route 40, Albadron) Geographical Coordinates: 31°25'38.34"S 68°32'45.44"W (Credits: Google Earth Image)

Sun position and altitude (1°) during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 17:44 ART) seen from outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina (avenue Ezeiza - Canuelas, near Spegazzini) Geographical Coordinates: 34°55'49.05"S 58°38'49.27"W (Credits: Google Earth Image)
Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 - City List

The table below lists more then 90 cities and places around the world, where you can see July's Eclipse of the Sun. You can find out when the eclipse starts and ends, what is the obscuration of the Sun disc and what type of the eclipse occurs in any given location (T-total, P-partial eclipse)

Click on the city name (first column) to get more detailed information about solar eclipse in this place, e.g. sun azimuth and altitude, geografical coordinates and altitude etc. Use search box to select desired location(s): city or country. All times in the table are given in local time (see column Time Zone).

City TimeZone Eclipse
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Maximum
Eclipse
Total
Eclipse
Ends
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