Up to 64% of the sun will temporarily disappear from view on Saturday (April 30), which is a rare occurrence solar eclipse It moves across a part of our planet.
The moon It will pass in front of the Sun from the point of view of observers in a narrow band of Antarctica, the southern tip of South America, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re there in person, be sure to pack approved eclipse glasses, and never look directly at the sun with unprotected eyes. (You can also watch the show here on Live Science.)
The visibility and timing of eclipses vary depending on where you stand. to me timeanddate.com, the eclipse can be seen for the first time worldwide at 2:45 pm EST (1845 GMT). The maximum eclipse occurs at 4:41 pm EST (2041 GMT). Then, the eclipse ends at 6:37 PM EDT (2237 GMT).
Related: here A step-by-step guide to making your own solar eclipse viewer.
If you are on the ground, NASA says At least part of the eclipse must be visible “in Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay, western Paraguay, southwestern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, and a small area in southwestern Brazil.” (This is assuming clear skies.)
Some well-known cities or regions overlooking the eclipse will include Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Falkland Islands (United Kingdom), the base of Machu Picchu (Peru), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santiago (Chile), according to unitarium.com.
There is at least one active cruise in the eclipse zone, such as the website for EclipseTours.com She said she would offer a special expedition to see the partial solar eclipse. Itinerary and pricing were not available.
For those who cannot watch the event in person, there will be at least one live stream of the event. YouTube channel Jian Ki Garibi Live The partial solar eclipse will begin broadcasting on 1:45 PM EST (1745 GMT). This appears to be the only live stream currently available, but we’ll post others if that happens.
Alternatively, you can capture a file live blog (not a stream) on timeanddate.com, which may contain images of the eclipse as it is happening.
If you can’t get out to this eclipse in person, the next opportunity will be a second partial solar eclipse on October 25 that will be visible from Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East and western Asia, According to NASA. There will be no total solar eclipse this year.
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