Solar eclipse will plunge South America into 10,000 km of darknessChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2019
On 2 July 2019, the year's only total solar eclipse will take place.
World The eclipse will be visible directly to observers across the Pacific Ocean
A solar eclipse takes place when the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in a straight line, such that the Moon blocks the Sun's rays from reaching the Earth.
This time around, the eclipse will be visible in South America and regions nearby. Since the eclipse is due to take place at nighttime over the Indian subcontinent, residents in India can't watch the event live but will be able to stream the event online.
After achieving totality, partial phases of the eclipse will last from just before to until sunset across most of South America. ■