Some locations in Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay will be able to observe partial solar eclipse if weather is clear in that part. The next total eclipse visible in the United Kingdom won't take place until 23 September 2090. Though the path of totality spans 6,000 miles (9,600 kilometres), most of it is over the remote South Pacific.
People who have high blood pressure directly during an Eclipse can be a bad - keep with you the necessary medications just in case because the Sun affects the heart and blood vessels. The moon will first appear to make contact with the Sun above the Pacific Ocean at 17:55 BST (10:25 PM IST).
What is a solar eclipse?
The Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between he Sun and the Earth., so that the visible disk o Sun is covered by Moon.
Projected path of the 2019 total solar eclipse.
Chile is known for having little light pollution, and with many towns escaping the "thick air" near the ground at elevations of 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) or more, the eclipsed sky will be even more spectacular. Maximum coverage during the eclipse is likely to occur in South Pacific around 1080 KM north of Easter Island.
According to The Times of Chile, the cohort of celebrities who traveled here to watch the total solar eclipse includes astrophysicist and guitarist Brian May of the band Queen, Microsoft's billionaire founder Bill Gates, former US president Bill Clinton and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson. From any one location, totality is only visible for a few minutes. It will last for around four minutes and 33 seconds. From 4 p.m. -5 p.m., the agency will also stream a one-hour program with audio commentary in both English and Spanish. That will make it slightly more hard to find an unobstructed horizon, especially in the mountains, though if there are clear skies (it is July, which is winter in the southern hemisphere, so nothing is guaranteed) expect to see some attractive photos of a totally eclipsed sun sitting just above some mountaintops.
Your protective eyewear needs to have a sun filter or be a specially-made pair of eclipse glasses.
Thousands of tourists from all over the world are flocking to Chile and Argentina, where the eclipse is expected to pass by in the afternoon. It's followed by a likely elusive totality in Antarctica on December 4, 2021, before a very short totality in Western Australia on April 20, 2023. It was named as the "Great American Eclipse" and it occurred on 21 August.
It's further proof that while eclipse-chasing is a fabulous reason to travel, if you wait long enough and get lucky, totality is a spectacle that can also lead you back home.