On July 2nd 2019 Chile witnessed a stunning total solar eclipse and the whole world´s attention was focused on the Elqui Valley and surroundings, the land that hosted this astronomical event.
For those who missed the opportunity to take part of this singular event last year, or want to relive this outstanding moment once again, save the date Monday 14th December 2020, the date in which the Chilean Lake District in the South of the country will star a new expected astronomical phenomenon.
What’s going to happen?
During this astronomical event, the Sun seen from Earth, will be completely eclipsed by the Moon The shadow of the Moon will race across the Pacific Ocean and reach the coast of Chile around noon.
Last year this event was a meeting point for a large number of tourists, but this year it will probably be a little quieter. Since Chile’s borders have been open again since November 23, tourists from abroad can also experience this phenomenon up close. Between the towns of Villarrica and Pucón the duration of the solar eclipse will be longest with 2 minutes and 3 seconds. If this area cannot be visited due to pandemic restrictions, the surroundings also offer very good alternatives. In Valdivia for example, the solar eclipse will be 99% and in Concepción 94%. In the capital Santiago the eclipse of the sun will also be visible, but only 79%.
Tip: The website of the french engineer Xavier Jubier xjubier.free.fr is very popular among eclipse fans and contains besides photos also information of Nasa and data of the eclipses since 1999.
For more information about the solar eclipse in Chile mail to email@example.com.