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A solar eclipse is coming next week!
Posted on 28/06/2019 13 shares

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A total solar eclipse will occur next week on July 2 and will be visible in some parts of Chile and Argentina. If you're not nearby, don't worry! You'll still have the opportunity to watch this amazing phenomenon online.

Observe this unique phenomenon wherever you are

Observe this unique phenomenon wherever you are
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NASA calls it a "celestial coincidence". A total solar eclipse is a unique natural phenomenon that occurs when the moon and the sun both appear to be about the same size. The moon then covers the sun's entire surface in its path across the sky, creating a brief complete obscurity! This incredible solar eclipse will appear just before sunset and will last up to four minutes and three seconds, with its totality lasting around two minutes.

People in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and parts of Brazil, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia will notice a partial solar eclipse according to NASA's website. It is the first total solar eclipse since the Great American Eclipse in August 2017, a phenomenon that captivated the entire nation of the United States. Millions of citizens observed this eclipse which swept across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

If you want to follow the 2019 eclipse on the internet, the European Southern Observatory will stream the event on its website live from the La Silla Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the best places to witness it! For those looking to know more about this topic, NASA has also created a catalog of all the solar eclipses that have occurred or will occur until the year 3000. It's the perfect way to learn more about our fascinating universe!

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