Join WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com editor Jamie Carter for our second Great South American Eclipse adventure in the clearest predicted skies along the Path of Totality
The most arresting and emotional astronomical event of them all, a Total Solar Eclipse will occur for close to two minutes in the middle of the day on Monday, 14 December 2020 above Chile and Argentina.
With Grand American Adventures we’ve put together a fabulous 12-day Solar Eclipse Argentina & Iguazu Falls tour around Argentina (and even a few hours in Brazil for country-collectors).
Here’s why you need to come eclipse-chasing with WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com:
– An exclusive £100 discount for all for readers of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com. Just enter the code WNE2020 when making a booking on the website, or quote WNE2020 over the phone to get the discount.
– Guided eclipse viewing and a pre-eclipse briefing from Jamie Carter, editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com and science journalist for Forbes, The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC Sky At Night magazine, Sky & Telescope, Travel+Leisure, and the South China Morning Post.
– Eclipse viewing near Piedra del Águila (here’s a Google Maps link) in Argentina, which has been chosen for its excellent weather prospects. “In Argentina, the sunniest and driest regions lie up against the east side of the Andes, with the very best cloud prospects near the small community of Peidra del Aguila,” says eclipse meteorologist Jay Anderson. We’ll get 1 minute 57 seconds of totality in Piedra del Águila, and special viewing glasses will be included for the partial phases either side.
Credit: Peidra del Aguila eclipse timings from Timeanddate.com
Where does this trip go either side of the eclipse?
The trip, which runs from 6-19 December 2020, begins in Buenos Aires before traveling to see the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia, the fabulous Alpine-esque Lake District of Bariloche, and the mighty Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina. More details here. We’ll enjoy a tango show, walking tours, we’ll take a boat out to a glacier, and we’ll walk in the mountains. We can promise you chocolate, wine tasting, an Argentinian ‘Asado’ BBQ and, of course, a total eclipse of the Sun.
On eclipse day we’ll head north in a private vehicle to a dedicated viewpoint close to Piedra del Águila, where we will set up camp in prime position. Jamie will be on hand to offer advice on the eclipse, solar safety glasses, and will also be conducting some fun experiments by projecting the crescent Sun during the partial phases. We’ll also see the planet Mercury close to the eclipsed Sun during totality, and Saturn and Jupiter ‘kiss’ just below the eclipse.
Note: The code WNE2020 is non-combinable with any other offers.
Image credit: GoogleEarth