By Brian Lada Meteorologist and Staff Writer
All eyes will be in the sky on Tuesday afternoon when the sun, the moon and the earth are aligned in the amazing phenomenon known as full solar energy eclipse. But before the moon casts its shadow on Earth, people will focus on the weather forecast.
The full eclipse will occur on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, and will only be visible in part of the southern hemisphere, including much of the southern Pacific and South America.
This is the first complete solar eclipse anywhere in the world after the "Great American Eclipse" that stunned millions in the United States on August 21
In this August 21, 2017, the moon almost overshadows the sun during a nearly complete eclipse as seen by Salem, Ouda. (AP Photo / Don Ryan, file)
A large part of South America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse in the afternoon and evening hours, but mandatory eye protection is mandatory. "You can not even look at the sun with the naked eye, so you want to look at the partial phases so you can put sunglasses that block about 99% of sunlight," said Dr. Gordon Telepun. , Telepun is a professional eclipse photographer and eclipse trainer who has traveled around the world to observe eclipses. He will be in Argentina on Tuesday for this eclipse. "If you look at the sun through an enlarged device such as a binocular or a telescope or even a camera, you can burn the back of your retina because these magnifying devices create many dots from the bright sun," Telepun said. The only area that will see the complete eclipse of sunshine will be a small part of Chile and Argentina.
This area, known as the fullness trail, will extend from La Serena, Chile to the south, but not from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Areas near the middle of this road can expect about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the sunshine. Meanwhile, people near the edge of the road will experience an aggregate in just about a minute.
However, the heavenly spectacle can be missed in areas where clouds obscure the sky.
Fortunately, many areas on the road to fullness in South America are expected to have good viewing conditions on Tuesday afternoon, but some clouds are possible.
Clouds can spoil the partial eclipse for those in Paraguay, southern Brazil, remote north and south of Argentina, and southern Chile.
Although blackout will not be visible where it is cloudy, there will still be significant obscuration.
All eyes of eclipse are in South America
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People from all over South America who miss the full eclipse on Tuesday will not have to wait long while another is seen on the continent. In 17 months alone, the moon will completely block the sun in Chile and Argentina. This eclipse will happen on December 14, 2020, with the fullness trail only a few hundred miles south of the eclipse on Tuesday. For observers from the United States who have experienced their first complete eclipse in 2017 and have a keen desire to see something else and can not wait until 2024, traveling south is a reasonable international trip to [this eclipse] said.
People in North America who do not want to travel internationally to see an eclipse will have to remain patient because the next eclipse will not happen for a few more years.
On October 14, 2023, a solar eclipse "ring of fire" will be visible in part of the western states, as well as in Central America and North America. In this kind of eclipse the moon is farther away from the Earth, which means it is not big enough to fully cover the solar disk.
However, the main event will be six months later.