Große südamerikanische Sonnenfinsternis infographic
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Totale Sonnenfinsternis wird Südamerika beeindrucken

July 2, 2019 - Das Zentrum der einzigen totale Sonnenfinsternis von 2019 liegt über dem Südpazifik, aber Teile von Chile und Argentinien werden ebenfalls in Finsternis getaucht. Außerhalb des 150-km breiten Pfades können Himmelsbeobachter eine teilweise Finsternis erleben.

Winter cloudiness looms as the only potential spoiler. Eclipse watchers in Argentina will need more luck than their Chilean counterparts. The phenomenon occurs close to the horizon, often a cloud-filled line in Argentine winters. In Chile the eclipse will be higher in the sky and less likely to be obscured by cloud.

La Silla lies 465 miles north of Santiago in the Elqui Valley, which is widely described as a stargazer’s dream destination. It is home to several major telescopes as well as the European observatory. At its inauguration in Mar 1969, La Silla became the largest astronomical observatory of its time, leading Europe to the frontline of astronomical research. It offers prime viewing for eclipse fans.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

PUBLISHED: 27/06/2019; STORY: Jennifer Anderson, NewsAhead; PICTURES: Getty Images
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