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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2019 July 2
 in Chile, Argentina, Pitcairn Islands or aboard a Cruise Ship

The point of greatest eclipse (totality phase during 4 min 33 sec) lies in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Before reaching Chile, there is no landmass inside its totality path, but a small uninhabited atoll called Oeno (Pitcairn Islands). Going once again to Chile is rather tempting because of the good weather prospects, despite the limited mobility, and the observatories inside the path of totality; neverthless a remote observation from the remote Oeno island is even more enticing with a super-yacht. Or else Argentina near the Andes which provides both good weather prospects and mobility.
Cruise ships, such as the Paul Gauguin, will very likely be inside the eclipse path to maximize the duration and clear sky odds, but for those who prefer to be on firm ground Chile or Argentina provide the best weather prospects, albeit wintry, at the expense of a duration cut in half and with a low black Sun (more aesthetics particularly with the Andes in the background).
In December 2020 another total solar eclipse will cross the same two countries and cruises will be possible in both the Southern Pacific and Southern Atlantic oceans. During a period of 10 years, 2010 to 2020, both Chile and Argentina will experience three total solar eclipses plus one annular.

You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.


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Total Solar Eclipse 2019
Eclipse circumstances


Total Solar Eclipse 2019 July Cloud Cover
Average cloudiness in July along the path of totality
(courtesy of Jay Anderson)

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 Animation
Eclipse animation


Total Solar Eclipse 2019 Average Cloudiness July Centerline
Average cloudiness along the centerline in July
(courtesy of Jay Anderson)

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 Average Cloudiness July
Average cloudiness in July
(courtesy of Jay Anderson)

Valle del Elqui Chile
Valle del Elqui, Chile

Oeno Pitcairn Islands
Island of Oeno, Pitcairn Islands

Total Solar Eclipse South America 2010 2019 2020
Three total solar eclipses over South America in 10 years

Total Annular Solar Eclipse South America 2010 2017 2019 2020
Three total solar eclipses and one annular over South America in 10 years

Annular Solar Eclipse South America 2017 2024 2027
Three annular solar eclipses over South America in 10 years

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