How To Watch July's Solar Eclipse From Australia

The sun in full eclipse over Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming. (Photo: George Frey, Getty Images)

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.

You can view that broadcast on the museum’s website or through their free app for iOS or Android.

The total eclipse itself will last for four minutes and 33 seconds.


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