A solar eclipse is one of the world’s most exciting cosmic events. So why not experience it from some of the world’s most exciting destinations? From the Pacific coast near Santiago, to the forests of the Lakes District or the remote waters of Antartica. Talk to your Travel Specialist about timing your holiday to Chile, Argentina or Antarctica with a Solar Eclipse.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. This can only happen when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are aligned on a straight line during a new moon and when such Moon is close to the ecliptic plane.
In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. Sounds complicated? Well, it is, and it only happens around once a year and in certain areas of the world. Apart from the astronomic relevance of this event, eclipses are of major significant upon different world cosmologies.
Where can I see a Solar Eclipse?
For the next three years, South America will be the best continent from which to experience a Solar Eclipse. From Northern Chile to Antarctica we have three options for you to make the most of this extraordinary sight.
On July next year we take you to La Serena in Chile for the 2019 eclipse. This is the perfect extension to any South American trip! Because you need just two days to visit the coastal city of La Serena. And it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Santiago – the gateway to the continent.
Or perhaps you have always wanted to visit Northern Patagonia, also know as the Lakes District? Well, then head to Chile and Argentina in 2020. Both Chile and Argentina will fall in the path of the moon’s shadow and offer the chance to see the full eclipse.
However, if you are looking into an eclipse holiday of a lifetime, then what better place to travel to than the waters of Antarctica! For the 2021 Solar Eclipse, three ships will position themselves in the centre of the moon shadow. So you will not only experience the Antarctic peninsula, but see the eclipse from a truly unique and exclusive location.
A solar eclipse attracts people from around the globe – so book early if you don’t want to miss out!