NPR

Get A Glimpse: Total Solar Eclipse Set To Pass Over South Pacific, South America

The eclipse will happen on July 2. Its path of totality cuts across much of the south Pacific Ocean as well as Argentina and Chile — including a telescope that is one the world's largest.
This graphic shows the path of the solar eclipse on July 2 and how much you can see from different places. The yellow band represents the path of totality, or the areas in which a total eclipse will be visible. Other areas will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. Source: Michael Zeiler, greatamericaneclipse.com

Billions of fish in the Pacific Ocean will be treated to an awe-inspiring celestial event on July 2. That's because a total solar eclipse will be visible over a huge swath of the southern Pacific.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR2 min readPolitics
Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul
More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday.
NPR10 min read
My Grandfather, A Killer
Denise Guerra, a second-generation Filipino American, never met her grandfather. When she finally learned a long-held family secret, it shattered her view of the quintessential immigrant narrative.
NPR3 min read
In 'Gods With A Little G,' The Kids Are Alright
Tupelo Hassman's novel about a group of teenagers at loose ends in a tiny town run by Christian fundamentalists has some dark moments, but ultimately it's as heartwarming as it is beautifully written.