Path of a total solar eclipse

On 2 July 2019, a total solar eclipse darkened the day sky above La Silla Observatory in Chile. This cosmic phenomenon is only possible because the Moon and Sun take up just about the same amount of space in the sky, allowing the Moon to block out the Sun when their paths cross. 


R. Lucchesi/ESO

About the Image

Release date:5 March 2020, 12:46
Size:6000 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:Eclipse, La Silla
Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Eclipse : Lunar : Total
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:La Silla
Solar System

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