If you won’t be in Chile or Argentina for tomorrow’s total solar eclipse, the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco will go for you, bringing you live-stream coverage as the moon casts its shadow across parts of South America and the South Pacific.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. In a total solar eclipse, like this one, the moon blocks the light of the sun completely, casting a shadow on a portion of the Earth’s surface. While most of South America will witness a partial eclipse, parts of Chile and Argentina as well as a small area of the Pacific Ocean will experience the total eclipse.
The Exploratorium’s coverage will begin on July 3 at 5:23am AEST with telescope views from Chile. Live coverage will begin at 6am AEST.
The total eclipse itself will last for four minutes and 33 seconds.