What time and how to watch a solar eclipse on July 2, 2019

Every year there are several on Earthsolar eclipses, and in 2019 we were especially lucky - we can watch this amazing phenomenon as much as three times. One of the most beautiful eclipses will take place today, July 2. Unlike the eclipse that took place on January 6 and the forthcoming December 26, it will be complete, and will last as long as 4 minutes and 33 seconds. What time the solar eclipse will take place, as well as where and how to observe it, told the Moscow Planetarium.

What is a solar eclipse? In a planetarium blog, this astronomical phenomenon is described as a “celestial spectacle,” in which the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon line up. In the case of a solar eclipse, the Moon becomes in the middle of this line, and if the Earth is between two objects, a lunar eclipse occurs.

How long does a solar eclipse last?

The duration of solar eclipses does not exceed 7.5minutes - during this time the moon shadow glides over the earth's surface at a speed of 1 kilometer per hour. Its diameter is 270 kilometers, and it overcomes the 15,000-kilometer path. To see how the moon overlaps the sun, can only residents of those areas where this path passes.

Where to watch a solar eclipse?

In 2019, a solar eclipse will be possibleObserve in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, in Chile and Argentina. Residents of these regions are particularly fortunate, because during a total solar eclipse around the sun, you can see the shining stars. The event will take place at 22:23 Moscow time, but the residents of Russia will not be able to watch it.

What are solar eclipses?

In addition to complete, there are private and ring-shapedsolar eclipses. An eclipse is a private one if the moon covers only the edge of the sun. If the terrestrial satellite does not cover the entire solar disk, but leaves a bright ring of light around itself, then the eclipse is called an annular.

What is a corridor of eclipses?

As a rule, two weeks after the suneclipses, in the sky you can observe a lunar eclipse. According to the Moscow Planetarium, the next eclipse of the Earth satellite will take place on July 17. The time interval between two phenomena is called the eclipse corridor.

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As mentioned above, in Russia it will be impossible to watch the solar eclipse this time. However, photos and videos of this phenomenon can be viewed in our Telegram channel.