Jun 24. 2019

Total Solar Eclipse

After a pause of more than two years, one of the most spectacular astronomical phenomena will occur again - a total solar eclipse. It happens when the Moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere, known as the corona. This can be expected on July 2, but it will only be visible at places within the full reaches of the Moon's shadow, which is a path only about 270 kilometers wide.

For this reason, the phenomenon can only be observed on one one-hundredth of the Earth's surface - in this case partly in Chile and Argentina. It lasts for no more than 7.5 minutes and from one place, it is visible only once every 360 years. It is therefore a very rare phenomenon and in Czechia, it will occur no sooner than in 116 years.

 

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