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 Total Solar Eclipse of 2019 July 2
 in Chile, Argentina, Pitcairn Islands (Oeno) 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 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 aesthetic especially with the snow-capped Andean peaks in the foreground).
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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The Baily’s beads simulations were generated with my Solar Eclipse Maestro application. The true photospheric solar radius used, 959.98" at 1au, is substantially bigger than the regular IAU (International Astronomical Union) value of 959.63" at 1au in order to fit the observations from the past 50 years. Be aware that a change of location by only a couple hundred meters is sufficient to alter the Baily’s beads sequence.
For the predictions on the shape of the solar corona on July 2nd please consult the Predictive Science, Inc. webpages.


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific (Pitcairn Islands)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the Oeno atoll (Pitcairn Islands)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the La Higuera cemetery (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the Mamalluca observatory (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the El Pangue observatory (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the ESO La Silla Observatory and its NTT telescope (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory at the northern limit (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the clubhouse at Casa Molle (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the northern limit at Domeyko (Chile)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from an overlook near Bella Vista (Argentina)


Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the San Juan Museum of Natural Sciences at the southern limit (Argentina)


Close-up of the Baily’s beads at second and third contacts from the San Juan Museum of Natural Sciences at the southern limit (Argentina)

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