Some places in the Kejinbo Region and the Atacama Region in north-central Chile have ushered in a total solar eclipse on the afternoon of the 2nd. This is the only total solar eclipse in the world this year.
The total solar eclipse began in the South Pacific Ocean. More than 90% of the total solar eclipse is on the surface of the sea. It will land in the southern part of the South American continent before the end, mainly through Chile and Argentina, with a width of about 150 kilometers. The total duration of total solar eclipse in the central eclipse of Chile is 2 minutes and 36 seconds. A partial eclipse can be observed in many countries in Central and South America.
This day, because of the low frequency of occurrence, it will only appear once in the same place for nearly 400 years, which has aroused great public enthusiasm.
Astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts from all over the world came to Chile to watch the total solar eclipse. The hotels and homestays of the total solar eclipse were booked a year ago. Many small towns received tourists several times their own residents.
On the 2nd, the Chilean government organized astronomical knowledge presentations and various cultural activities in many places, calling for the rejection of light pollution and the protection of astronomical observation sites in northern Chile.