Total Solar Eclipse over Chile

Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 visiblility from Chile

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

July's Solar Eclipse 2019 will be visible in Chile as a total and partial eclipse depending on the location you are on.. Totality will be visible on the north of Coquimbo Region and small parts of southern Atacama Region. Cities in the totality path include Coquimbo, La Higuera, La Serena
The rest of the country will see partial eclipse of the sun but even on the southernmost parts of the continental Chile (Puenta Arenas) more than 40% of the sun disc will be obscured by the Moon. North of the Chile (Arica y Parinacota) will experience 60-64% of obscuration. The capital city of Chile - Santiago will witness about 92% of obscuration.

Where is the best place to see Total Solar Eclipse in Chile?

The best spots to see total eclipse in Chile lay in the center of the darkest red area on the map (see the map below) - this is the place where the totality duration is the longest. So, the best places are in the vicinity of La Higuera (totality time in La Higuera is 2 minutes and 36 seconds) or somewhere on the northern part of the Route 41, Chile (totality time 2:33). But don't worry if you are in La Serena or Coquimbo, the totality duration of the eclipse is little shorter but still impressive (totality time is more then 2 minutes)

What time is the Eclipse in Chile?

The partial eclipse will begin in southern part of the country few minutes past 15 (3pm) of the local time (CLT - Continental Chile Time = UTC-4) and will end at about 16:30. Northern parts of the country will see the beginning of the partial eclipse at about 15:30 CLT (3:30pm). It will end cirka 17:50 CLT (5:50pm). Total eclipse in Coquimbo Region will start at 16:38 CLT (4:38pm) and will take up to 2 minutes and 36 seconds depending on the location.

See more information about this eclipse in Chileon the map or in the city table below or navigate to the main page of this event Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 or See eclipse on the World Map

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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.

Click on the Chile map to get detailed information (time of phases, type of the eclipse, magnitude, obscuration, ...) about Solar Eclipse at any given geografical location or find location on the list of cities



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.

Total Solar Eclipse La Serena, Chile July 2, 2019 - Sun Altitude and Position
Sun altitude (13°) and position during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 16:39 CLT) seen from La Serena, Chile. See it or even animate it in StarAtlas.com - Eclipse La Serena, Chile
Total Solar Eclipse San Juan, Argentina July 2, 2019 - Sun Altitude and Position
Sun altitude (10°) and position during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 17:41 ART) seen from outskirts of Sun Juan, Argentina (route 40, Albadron) See it or even animate it in StarAtlas.com - Eclipse San Juan, AR
Total Solar Eclipse Buenos Aires, Argentina July 2, 2019 - Sun Altitude and Position
Sun altitude (1°) and position during maximum eclipse (July 2 at 17:44 ART) seen from outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina See it or even animate it in StarAtlas.com - Eclipse Buenos Aires, AR
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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
Begins
Total
Eclipse
Begins
Maximum
Eclipse
Total
Eclipse
Ends
Partial
Eclipse
Ends
Eclipse
Magnitude
Eclipse
Coverage [%]
Total
Eclipse
Duration