It’s Just 100 Days Until the Next Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s everything you need to know about the first of South America's two total solar eclipses within 18 months.

Did you see the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017? If it’s etched on your memory forever, it’s likely that you traveled into the path of totality to glimpse the Sun’s corona for a few precious minutes.

In 100 days — and for the first time since that day — a total solar eclipse will once again occur on Earth. Eclipse-chasers are getting ready to observe it from the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina.

“The experience of seeing the Sun as a black hole surrounded by its silvery corona is so visually mind-blowing,” says eclipse-chaser Sushil Dawka from Guwahati, India, who will be traveling more than 18,000 km to see totality, stopping off at the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, and Machu Picchu on either side of the event. “The fact that science can predict this to the microsecond is so soul-satisfying that even a slim chance to view totality is worth all it takes.”

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