2 July, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse

The total eclipse of 2 July 2019 will only make landfall in remote Pacific Islands, and South America.

The path of the eclipse starts in the Pacific Ocean well east of New Zealand, and crosses the ocean north of the Pitcairn Islands, over the Tubai and Tuamotu islands, before making landfall over Chile and Argentina, with sunset south of Buenos Aires. The path of totality is 200 km wide at its maximum, and the maximum duration is 4 minutes and 32 seconds in the mid Pacific Ocean.

Path of totality for 2019 - only making landfall in South America. Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier.
Path of totality for 2019 – only making landfall in South America. Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier.
Path across Chile and Argentina. Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier.
Path across Chile and Argentina. Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier.

I will NOT be offering a tour with The Independent Traveller.  But I will of course be chasing this one.