Total Solar Eclipse over Argentina

Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 visiblility from Argentina

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Is the July 2, 2019 Total Solar Eclipse visible in Argentina?

July's Solar Eclipse 2019 will be visible in Argentina as a total and partial eclipse depending on the location you are on.. Totality will be visible in the provinces Buenos Aires, Cordoba, La Rioja, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe. Cities in the totality path include Rio Cuarto, San Juan, Villa Dolores, Dolores, Lujan, Merlo
The rest of the country will get partial eclipse of the sun but even on the southernmost parts of the continental Argentina (e.g. Rio Gallegos) about 50% of the Sun will be covered. North of the Argentina (e.g. San Salvador de Jujuy) will experience about 75% of obscuration. The capital city of Argentina - Buenos Aires will witness almost total eclipse - 99% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon.

Where are the best spots to see Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina?

The best places to see total eclipse in Argentina lay in the center of the north-western area marked on the map by the darkest red color (see the map below) - this is the place where the totality duration is the longest. So, if you want to experience the longest totality duration (about 2 minutes and 30 seconds), you should observe the eclipse from those locations (somewhere on the north of San Juan province, e.g. Las Flores - totality 2:29). But if you are on the south-eastern part of the marked area (Buenos Aires province), don't worry, the totality will take about 2 minutes there (e.g. in Lobos 2:06, in Navarro 2:05).

What time is the Eclipse in Argentina?

The partial eclipse will begin in southern part of the country few minutes past 16 (4pm) of local time (ART - Argentina Time = UTC-3) and will end at about 17:30 - 17:40 ART (5:30pm - 5:40pm). Northern parts of Argentina will see the beginning of the partial eclipse at about 16:40 ART (4:40pm). It will end cirka 18:20 - 18:40 ART (6:20pm - 6:40pm). Total eclipse in San Juan province will start at about 17:39 ART (5:39pm) and will take up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds depending on the location. On the east (Buenos Aires province) totality will begin at 17:42 ART (5:42pm) and will take up to 2 minutes and 5 seconds.

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 Sun disc obscuration - Percent of the Sun covered by the Moon at the maximum eclipse. Totality will occur in the area marked by the darkest red color.

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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)
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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
Type
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Eclipse
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Total
Eclipse
Begins
Maximum
Eclipse
Total
Eclipse
Ends
Partial
Eclipse
Ends
Eclipse
Magnitude
Eclipse
Coverage [%]
Total
Eclipse
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