Chile witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1592!

Chile witnesses first total solar eclipse since 1592!

4 July 2019 01:00 pm

Many tourists roamed over Northern Chilean desert on Tuesday (02) as a total solar eclipse projected in the skies.

Chilean deserts are known for one of the clearest skies in the world, and the eclipse was clearly visible for everyone who witnessed it.   

Commenting on the natural phenomenon in which the moon passes through the earth and son plunging the planet into darkness, a German tourist said, “This is my fifth eclipse. The overall view and then the shadow that comes, the diamond ring and then the crown. You know, there’s a little crown. I’ve seen different crowns, but this one is very special. And, at the end, the atmosphere, the red chromosphere. Never seen before. It was very intense.”

“No, I’ve never seen an eclipse, and it’s very surprising because it doesn’t happen very often”, another tourist said.

Northern Chile had not witnessed a total solar eclipse since 1592, according to the Chilean Astronomy Society. The next one is expected in 2165.

According to local reports, the best place to witness such magnificent phenomenon is the Atacama Desert, northerly located at the seaside city of La Serena on Chile's Pacific Coast.