It’s the moment skywatchers have been waiting for: the first solar eclipse of the year has begun.
The Partial solar eclipse on April 30 It began at about 2:45 pm EST (1845 GMT), according to Timeanddate.com, which broadcasts live views from Argentina and Chile. However, the eclipse was visible for the first time over the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica, where few skywatchers can enjoy solar eclipse.
The moonThe shadow cast took about an hour to reach the southern tip of South America and became accessible to skywatchers. A Timeanddate.com broadcast from El Colorado, Chile, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Santiago, showed the first sightings of the sun With the missing “bite” feature clearly visible after 4:30 PM EST (2030 GMT). Could you Watch the eclipse live on Space.comCourtesy of Timeanddate.com.
Solar Eclipse Photography Guide:
The moon’s shadow, and thus the partial eclipse in turn, will continue along a northeast path until fading as the sun sets over South America, ending at 6:37 PM EST (2237 GMT).
Before that moment comes, though, the eclipse has some more beautiful views to offer. The moment of the largest eclipse will occur at 4:41 PM EDT (2041 GMT) over the Southern Ocean. In addition to the feed from El Colorado, Timeanddate.com also offers views of Santa Eufemia, Argentina, during its continuous broadcast.
If you miss today’s eclipse or want more sky viewing in your life, the next eclipse will be total Lunar eclipse which begins on May 15th; The next solar eclipse will occur on October 25.
You can prepare for the next solar eclipse with our guide on How to photograph a solar eclipse safely. Our guides to The best cameras for astrophotography and the Best lenses for astrophotography It can help you find the camera equipment you need to take your own shots.
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