Total Solar Eclipse in San Juan, Argentina
On July 2nd of this year, a total solar eclipse will fill our sky, with visibility in specific parts of Argentina, Chile, and the Pacific Ocean. Although the partial eclipse will be visible throughout many parts of these countries, the path of the moon´s shadow where the sun is completely hidden by the moon, will start on the east and pass over these provinces of Argentina: San Juan, San Luis, La Rioja, Córdoba, Santa Fe y Buenos Aires. The entirety of the eclipse will happen at sunset and the best locations to see it will be those on the west coast, especially in the San Juan province. If you now suddenly have the urge to buy a ticket to these cool new destinations in Argentina, continue reading for more details!
Although this astronomical divinity will be an incredible and rare experience for the eye, it will also have a high cultural and educational value and a great impact on the tourist sector for the San Juan province. The locals and visitors of these locations will find themselves completely in the shadow of the moon: Bella Vista, Rodeo, Las Flores, San José de Jáchal, norte de la ciudad de San Juan, Villa Mercedes, El Fiscal, Huaco, Mogna, Villa San Agustín, Las Tumanas, Chucuma, Marayes y Caucete.
This picture shows the path of the eclipse. The space between the purple lines indicates the regions in which you are able to see the total eclipse, and along the red line are the places in which you can see it for the longest duration of time. Outside of the lines you can see the partial eclipse.
If you are interested in experiencing this extraordinary natural wonder, and want to learn some Spanish along the way, Elebaires is the perfect opportunity to do both! Come learn some Spanish here and then go to San Juan so you can talk to the locals about your shock and awe!