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Destinations for a Solar Eclipse Holiday in 2019

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Views [122]

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A solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that can bring the world into (almost) total darkness for a few minutes. It is the extraordinary moment that the earth, sun and moon align; which happens only a few times a year and cannot be witnessed from just anywhere. The areas of visibility are only around 50 miles wide when the eclipse takes place. So if you’re hoping to catch sight of this incredible natural occurrence, you need to be willing to travel to all corners of the earth. Places, perhaps, you would not have intended to travel to otherwise.

Planning a solar eclipse holiday is a great way to explore some of our planet’s most undiscovered destinations. Here are the destinations to watch the solar eclipse in 2019.

This timeline shows the exact times / dates and locations of the next solar eclipses over the next 50+ years. In 2019, the date will be 02 July at 19:24:07 and the eclipse will last for 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

South Pacific

One of the best places to see the solar eclipse in July 2019 is anywhere around the islands of the South Pacific. A great way to explore the different islands is by cruise boat, and with July being in the middle of their cooler, drier season, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the beaches. The tropical climate is year round, with hot temperatures of 25°C and over.

The islands include Polynesia, French Polynesia (Tahiti), The Cook Islands, The Samoan Islands, Tonga, Easter Island, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Guam and Palau.

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Don’t miss: July is a month of many Polynesian festivals and many of these can be enjoyed in Tahiti. Heiva i Tahiti begins on June 29th and goes on until July 14th. It is a celebration of French Polynesia‘s autonomy, at the same time that French territories celebrate Bastille Day.

Chile

Head to the beautiful beachfront of La Serena, a place that has been lovingly nicknamed “the thinking person’s beach resort” by locals for the soulful atmosphere. It will make for the perfect little spot to enjoy a meaningful solar eclipse holiday. It will get busy, but there’s a long stretch of golden sand so pitch your towel early to find a space.

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Don’t miss: the beautiful colonial and neo-colonial architecture in the city, or the Archaeological Museum displaying Pre-Columbian finds and regional art.

Argentina

Many solar eclipse expeditions will include a visit to the capital, Buenos Aires as well as the Argentinian side of the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Both places are worth the trip if you intend on booking your solar eclipse travel to Argentina in 2019, but Junin is a better location if you want to witness a full blackout. If you want to know exactly where you should be during the July 2nd eclipse, you can use this detailed solar eclipse map and enter your location.

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Don’t miss: the wonderful street art of Buenos Aires or the many steakhouses serving the best steak in the world. Be sure to also spend some time checking out the city’s top beaches.

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