This year's eclipse will be visible mostly to people living in the Southern Hemisphere. How much of the Sun's disk is eclipsed depends on which part of the Moon's shadow falls on Earth. Due to its coastal location, however, the city can easily be buried beneath large numbers of clouds - which would block the view of the spectacle. Chile and Argentina will be directly in the path of totality. It will, however, not be visible in India. July Solar Eclipse is not likely to be visible in India. Viewers can now remove their eclipse glasses and look with the naked eye at an unforgettable view of the streaming solar corona, the sun's mysterious outer atmosphere that appears as a fluttering ice-white crown around the moon. This phenomenon can be seen only from a specific area on the Earth's surface that lies on the path of totality.
According to The Times of Chile, the cohort of celebrities who traveled here to watch the total solar eclipse includes astrophysicist and guitarist Brian May of the band Queen, Microsoft's billionaire founder Bill Gates, former US president Bill Clinton and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson. It will be visible over parts of Chile, Argentina, and the south Pacific Ocean.
The starting point of the eclipse will be from 4,000 km east-northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, from where it will make the second landfall reaching central Chile, reported Space.com. For sky-watchers, the eclipse will be visible for 2 minutes and 17 seconds.More news: West Indies opt to field against Sri Lanka
The eclipse will then slowly creep towards South America before ending over the Atlantic Ocean.
Water: One should also avoid drinking water during the solar eclipse.More news: Vijay Shankar ruled out of World Cup through toe injury
Note that multiple pairs of sunglasses are not sufficient eye protection and you may risk eye damage.
A partial eclipse may be seen in other parts of South America, including Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. If you're the kind of traveler who loves making plans, looking at maps, visiting random places in the world, and experiencing something extra special when you get there, eclipse-chasing is what's been missing from your bucket list.
For a solar eclipse to take place, the Sun, the Moon, and Earth must be aligned in a flawless or near ideal straight line-an alignment astronomers call syzygy.More news: Alan Wake’s Publishing Rights Are Back With Remedy Entertainment
Chile is known for having little light pollution, and with many towns escaping the "thick air" near the ground at elevations of 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) or more, the eclipsed sky will be even more spectacular.