The only total solar eclipse of 2020 spread to dazzling audiences in South America, and even after some cloudy skies threatened to put dampers on the sky at an incredible celestial event.
The so-called southern cone has been treated for two total solar eclipses over the years. But each event was unique. Both eclipses were visible in Chile and Argentina, but the total solar eclipse of 2019 ended in the winter time and afternoon for the Southern Hemisphere. This means that the sun was less on the horizon, so the sky did not get as dark as it did this year.
Summer on Monday (December 14) occurred during the Southern Hemisphere summer time and around noon, so the sun was higher in the sky. In an interview with NASA in Spanish, Daniela Fernandez from the Astrophysics Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University in Chile said many of the facilities were ready to take advantage of this near-zenith (overhead) position in the sky this year. Unfortunately the astronomical observations of the university at the time of its adoption were completely clouded.
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Other locations around Chile have received good feedback about the total solar eclipse, and local enthusiasm has not waned.
The partial eclipse, when the moon first appeared to take a “bite” outside the sun, landed in Chile on the west coast of the country at 11:38 a.m. local time (9:38 a.m. AST; 1438 GMT), according to the duration and date.
Audiences in the Bao Bio, Arakancia and Los Rios regions of Chile eagerly awaited the event, with many wearing face masks and solar spectacles, and hoping for the best in the cloudy weather.
Public broadcaster TVN Chile interviewed enthusiastic families and food vendors who came on the path to holistic.
Many of the total solar eclipses on Earth are the result of moving to the right and clouds can unfortunately drop a wrench in eclipse-viewing. It’s just luck that Earth’s moon is the right distance from our planet and the right size to be able to block the whole disk of the sun, which can cause intelligent, super-heated corona or the sun’s “crown” to peek out. The eclipse of Mars shows that total solar eclipses are not a regular occurrence in the solar system.
In Puerto Rico, Chile, in the Arukania region, visitors were about 2 minutes, starting at 1:33 a.m. local time (11:03 a.m. EST; 1603 GMT). TVN aired live footage of the cheering Pokতারmon crowd when daylight began to recede just minutes before the full moon. Although the sky remained cloudy, the coronal ring of total eclipse was visible.
In southern Argentina, the eclipse at Balnario El Condor in the Rao Negro region was less windy than the scene of the eclipse, according to crowdtimeanddate.com, where viewers have an average of one minute and 48 seconds.
Today’s total #solarEclips was the only total solar #clips of the year. Although it was originally visible from Earth in various parts of South America, the moon shadow of #GOESEast was a perfect sight to see across the earth. pic.twitter.com/AlU0E8eGsWDecember 14, 2020
The total solar eclipse allows visitors to detect about five solar launches or solar explosions above the surface of the sun. The moon was able to block enough sunlight that these solar blades could be seen holding the rim of the lunar disk. The footage of the slightly-cloudy location also gave the scene a swaying quality that was associated with the enchanting nature of the event.
The GEOS East satellite, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), captured the shadow of the moon across the southern hemisphere.
The partial solar eclipse in South America ended at 2:55 pm local time (12:51 EST, 1751 GMT) before Salina de Ag, Argentina.
The next total solar eclipse will occur on December 4, 2021 on the Antarctic Peninsula. An annual or “ring of fire” solar eclipse from North America, Europe and Asia will appear on June 10, 2021. The next solar eclipse will be on October 22, October 22. The eclipse will cross the South American South Cone ann.
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