The sun is about to disappear. The Pacific, Chile and Argentina will get a great insight into a total solar eclipse on Tuesday, July 2nd. If you can not get to South America, you can follow the eclipse action live online as the moon casts its shadow on the earth.
The eclipse will follow a path of totality (area of total obscuration) across a narrow strip of the South Pacific and then over land in Chile and Argentina.
The San Francisco Exploratory Museum offers a livestream of views from the Cerro Tololo Observatory of the National Science Foundation in Chile. The live broadcast of the Exploratorium will include telescope views from Chile starting at 1
NASA TV broadcasts the Exploratorium feeds in its own livestream. With the Museum of iOS and Android's Total Solar Eclipse 2019 app, you can capture all the goodness of the eclipse.
The European Southern Observatory will broadcast the solar eclipse live from La Silla Observatory near the Atacama Desert in Chile. This program starts at 12:15. Pacific.
The Virtual Telescope Project, which has given us in the pastand eclipses, will join the Livefeed crowd through a partnership with ESO's teams and Exploratory. This stream starts at Pacific lunchtime.
Eclipse fever. The upcoming solar eclipse in July will be the first total solar eclipse since that event. Although the main path of the eclipse is relatively narrow, a good part of South America can still see the sun's moon shadow denying a partial sting.
A total solar eclipse is a cause for celebration. "An average of every 360 years at a certain place," says the ESO. We are fortunate enough to live at a time when your location on the globe does not matter. You can still be a witness to the story of eclipse.
Originally published on June 29th.