Tuesday July 7, 2020

Cosmic forces align for a spectacular Atacama eclipse

As luck would have it, one of the best spots to view the next solar eclipse, the Atacama desert in northern Chile, also happens to be one of the world’s best stargazing regions

9th June, 2019
‘Those who have experienced eclipses know it is a really powerful experience. It takes you away from the day-to-day of our small concerns’

If you have regrets about missing out on the spectacle of totality during summer 2017’s solar eclipse mania – or if you just want to live it all over again – you’re in luck. Another total solar eclipse is happening soon, this time dazzling South America.

On July 2, starting off the coast of New Zealand, the eclipse will reach its peak about 1,000 kilometres north of Easter Island, says Alex Young,...

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