2019, Chile

Total Solar Eclipse on July 2nd, 2019, at Chile

Major support from the Solar Terrestrial Program, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division,
U.S. National Science Foundation
Additional student support from the Massachusetts NASA Space Grant Consortium; Sigma Xi; and Williams College
CTIO site courtesy of Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
NASA Press Release from July 3, 2019, comparing our observations with Predictive Science’s predictions

NASA Press Release, our image with Predictive Science Inc. prediction: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-scientists-used-nasa-data-to-predict-appearance-of-july-2-eclipse

The reaction of bees to a total solar eclipse was met by articles in Smithsonian Magazine (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/busy-bees-take-break-during-total-solar-eclipses-180970502/), entomology.org (https://entomologytoday.org/2018/10/10/bees-stopped-buzzing-during-the-2017-total-solar-eclipse/) from Annals of the Entomological Society of America, and The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/science/bees-eclipse-buzzing.html).  The bees buzzed up to the moment of totality and then fell silent for totality’s duration!
See Jay M. Pasachoff, 2019, book review: Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, by Thor Hanson, Basic Books, PBK Key Reporter. http://www.keyreporter.org/BookReviews/LifeOfTheMind/Details/2767.html
From our observing sites:
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, 7,240-foot altitude, 2 min 6 sec totality (2,207 m = 7,241 ft)
La Higuera, centerline, 2500-foot altitude, 2 min 35 sec totality
La Serena, sea level, 2 min 15 sec totality
Additionally, a chartered 787-9 at 41,000-foot altitude, 8 min 27 sec totality (w/ G. Schneider), 1,100 km north of Easter Island (for more information on Glenn Schneider’s airborne observations, visit: http://nicmosis.as.arizona.edu:8000/ECLIPSE_WEB/TSE2019/TSE2019_EFLIGHTMAX.html)
Gallery of Images:
Drone Footage (Patricio Rojo, University of Chile):

Pasachoff’s research group’s observations from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.


European Southern Observatory’s observations from La Silla

Pasachoff/Williams College Press Release on NSF Support Grant https://communications.williams.edu/news-releases/5_24_2019_pasachoffnsfgrant/

Best of Chile and the Total Solar Eclipse tour
An interactive map by Xavier Jubier
An interactive map by Fred Espenak
Fred Espenak Total Eclipse 2019 page
Fred Espenak Thumbnails of Eclipses 2018-2030
SOHO Pick of the Week

Highlights of the total solar eclipse in the Atacama of Chile, July 2nd 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdH5QDP7D-8 

Solar Prominences: Total Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjn-O1ODqNc