The last eclipse of this bizarre year of 2020 will only be visible from Patagonia – the so-called “end of the world” as it reaches the bottom of the South American continent.
Parts of Chile and Argentina will experience Total solar eclipse, Because the Moon completely blocks the Sun, a partial solar eclipse is only visible in two-thirds of South America and the narrowest part of Southwest Africa. North America sees no part of it.
‘S narrow path 2020 total solar eclipse 9:33 AM EST (1433 GMT) in the South Atlantic Ocean, 2,400 miles (3,900 km) southeast of the Hawaiian Islands, and 87 minutes EST (1600 GMT) 11 minutes off the Pacific coast of Chile. It takes about 25 minutes to flow southeast through the Patagonia section of Chile and Argentina, then 4,350 miles (7,000 km) from the South Atlantic Ocean, no more landslides, and ends at 230 km EST (370 km) southeast of Namibia (370 km) west of the Namibian coast. 1754 GMT).
|Location||Partial starting||The total starts||Duration||Partial edges|
|Savendra||11:38 am||1:00 p.m.||2 m 4 s||2:28 p.m.|
|Pukon||11:41 am||1:03 p.m.||2m 9s||2:31 p.m.|
|Walchetta||11:52 am||1:16 p.m.||2 m 11 s||2:43 p.m.|
|Salina del AJ||11:59 am||1:25 p.m.||6 sec||2:50 p.m.|
|Location||Partial starting||Max||Partial edges||Magnitude|
|Santiago||11:36 am||1:01 pm||2:31 p.m.||0.83|
|Buenos Aires||12:03 pm||1:32 p.m.||2:59 p.m.||0.79|
|Montevideo||12:09 pm||1:37 p.m.||3:03 p.m.||0.79|
|Sao Paulo||12:45 p.m.||2:04 p.m.||3:16 p.m.||0.43|
|Lima, Peru||9:16 am||10:16 am||11:23 am||0.28|
|Valvis Bay, Namibia||6:58 pm||7:40 pm||After sunset||0.76|
The regions of Chile and Argentina that traveled through the total eclipse were unfortunately sparsely populated. Unfortunately, 4 minutes after passing over Chile, the dark shadow of the moon passes through the cities of Villarca (46,000) and Pucon (22,000). Both cities have favorable weather conditions, indicating that the weather may be favorable for viewing the eclipse and dry.
The largest eclipse (18,300 km) was 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Sierra Colorado, a village and municipality in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina. The width of the path here is 55 miles (90 km) and the total eclipse will last 2 minutes 9.6 seconds.
The largest metropolitan areas in Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo are about 400 to 500 miles (600–800 km) north. In all three cities a large portion of the sun is visible (approximately 75-80%). Unfortunately, “Totality!” They are all too far away to experience the panoply of stunning views with the magical word.
Thanks for the pandemic
Since the early seventies, “eclipse chasing” has been in vogue, with numerous scientific explorations, tours, and cruises taking countless people to unpredictably narrow areas, where total solar eclipses appear, usually lasting more than a few minutes a day.
Sadly, many will be denied that opportunity this year due to travel restrictions Kovid-19 pandemic. Some professional astronomers lament that the first eclipse will be lost in 30 years! We can expect things to be different for the next total solar eclipse scheduled for December 4, 2021.
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Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium in New York. He writes about astronomy for Natural History Magazine, Farmers Almanac, and other publications. Follow us on Twitter pSpacedotcom and Facebook