Yesterday, on July 2nd 2019, another beautiful total solar eclipse took place, and it was visible in the South of North America, the Pacific, and a part of South America.
A solar eclipse happens when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are in a straight line. This fantastic event started at 4:55 pm UTC and ended at approximately 9:50 pm UTC. Some well-placed observers enjoyed 4 minutes and 33 seconds of totality.
This eclipse was significant because it is the only one that we got to experience this year and the next one it’s going to be on December 14th 2020. Also, the last total solar eclipse was on August 21st, 2017, so we waited almost a year for this day to come.
Surprisingly pleasant is the fact that this solar eclipse is followed by a partial lunar eclipse which will take place very soon on July 16-17th. This huge event was broadcasted in the whole world and admired by millions. The Exploratorium and NASA collaborated to live-stream this event.
Scientists did not rest, and they deeply analyzed the eclipse to gain more information about this phenomena. Fortunately, nature will never give up surprising us with beautiful things like this eclipse!