On July 2, 2019, one of the most spectacular astronomical events on the planet will happen, so it is expected that hundreds of thousands of people will move to this area of ​​northern Chile, that is worldwide known for the clearness of its skies.

When an Total eclipse occurs? 

It happens when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun align perfectly. In this case, the Moon covers the solar disk because it is in the middle of them. In the Earth occurs the total shade only in a delimited strip.

 

COMMUNES OF THE COQUIMBO REGION WITH TOTAL ECLIPSE

In 7 of the 15 communes of the COQUIMBO REGION total shade will be appreciated, that is, the moon will cover 100% of the solar disk. Truly an unmissable event!

COMMUNES OF THE COQUIMBO REGION WITH PARTIAL TOTAL ECLIPSE

While in 8 of the 15 communes of the region there will be produced partial shade. The impressive thing is that no commune has less of 95% coverage of the solar disk. Definitely, in the Coquimbo Region you will experience the 2019 Solar Eclipse!

How to SAFELY see THE SOLAR ECLIPSE?

You should see the sun only with appropriate protection. You only should use eclipse certified glasses, lenses and filters. You should never use blurred photographic films, x-rays, photographic filters, sunglasses, tinted glasses, negatives, CD’s or blurred films.

OFFICIAL OBSERVATION POINTS OF SOLAR ECLIPSE

The Regional Government has determined Official Observation Points in each commune of the Coquimbo Region, in these points you can enjoy this beautiful event in a safe and entertaining way. The defined criterion to select these public spaces are: connectivity to the main route, security, timely attention in case of emergency, accessibility to basic services and places with experience in massive events.
 

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We invite you to know all the information about the official observation points of the total solar eclipse 2019 in the Coquimbo Region.


TO DISCOVER THEM


Click on the names of the communes shown on the map and you will obtain information about each official observation point. You can also travel them in a virtual way.

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OF THE ECLIPSE 2019 OFFICIAL SIGHTING SITES