Impress your colleagues with these interesting eclipse facts.
If you still have residual solar eclipse from 2017, don't be afraid: There will be another next week.
But there is a catch – you have to jump on a plane to see it.
On July 2, a total eclipse will be seen in parts of South America, as the weather allows it. The Eclipse Road, moving from West to East ", begins in the South Pacific near Pitcairn Island and ends over land, having touched only two countries: Chile and Argentina," according to the Astronomy Gazette.
Specifically, the sun will disappear along a narrow trail that stretches from Chile's coast to just south of Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and largest city.
The diamond ring effect is shown during the sun's eclipse in Hopkinsville, Ky. on Aug 21, 2017. (Photo: Michael Clevenger, Courier-Journal, via USA TODAY's NETWORK)
"Total will first make landfall in South America on Chile near the town of La Serena at 4:39 am on July 2, " Space.com said.
La Serena, the population of 200,000, lies approximately 250 miles north of Santiago, the capital of Chile and the largest city. Santiago residents have to drive over 5 hours north to see the spectacle, said the Astronomy magazine.
Then comes the moon's shadow crossing the Andes mountain and the beta city of San Juan, Argentina.
When the eclipse moves east of Argentina, it will glide just south of the cities of Cordoba and Buenos Aires before returning to the Atlantic just before sunset at 17:40
Although the total the eclipse will appear in the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires, the sun will set and thus very close to the horizon.
As a refreshment, during a total eclipse, the moon blocks the sun, making the day a scary twilight.
If you venture down to South America, keep that in mind: Never look directly into the sun, except for brief moments of totality. NASA said the only safe way to look directly at the unshaded or partially darkened sun is through specially-shaped sunscreens, such as "sunglasses".
It is Earth's first total solar eclipse "since the Great American Total Eclipse of 2017," according to EclipseWise.com.
Here in the US, the next total solar eclipse will be April 8, 2024, and it will be visible from Texas to New England. Great American and Canadian cities in the 2024 eclipse include Austin, Texas; Dallas; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; and Montreal.
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