On December 14, 2020 a total solar eclipse will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the Pacific Ocean, South America and the Atlantic Ocean.
This total solar eclipse, the last eclipse of 2020, will be visible from Chile and some parts of Argentina in the afternoon. Some regions of southern South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica will see a partial solar eclipse.
The total eclipse begins roughly 600km east of the Marquesas Islands in the south-central Pacific Ocean. The Moon’s central shadow races across the Pacific not touching land for over 6500 kilometers until reaching the small Chilean island of Mocha at 12:58 pm local time.
On the longest day of the year, parts of central Africa and southern Asia will be graced by a “ring of fire” in the sky.
The annular solar eclipse can be viewed from within a narrow corridor beginning in the Republic of Congo in central Africa, the southern Arabian peninsula, northern India and southern Asia before entering the Philippine Sea.
On the 11 November, 2019 stargazers around the world will get the chance to observe a rare transit of Mercury. The innermost of the rocky planets will cross the Sun’s disc for a period of around five and a half hours. The event will be visible across most of the globe with the exception of Oceania and large areas of Asia. Observers in North America, South America, Africa and Europe will be able to witness the majority of the transit.
Eclipse Portal have updated the total solar eclipse 2019 page to provide eclipse timings for locations across Chile and Argentina. We have also added a maps page to provide details maps along the path of totality. Further details will soon be added including weather prospects, tours and local transport information. Be sure to check back…
EclipsePortal is an exciting new website that launched in January 2019. Our aim is to provide comprehensive and useful information about upcoming solar and lunar eclipses and transits including maps, timings, weather forecasts and more.