Budding astronomers flock to Chile for solar eclipse

2 July 2019
2019-07-02 12:02

Young and old but starry-eyed, professional and budding astronomers from across the world have flocked to Chile's Andes ahead of the coming solar eclipse on Tuesday. Vicuna in Chile's Coquimbo region is a popular hotspot to catch the phenomena. Armed with their tents and telescopes, these space aficionados want to catch the eclipse in all its glory.

These astronomy buffs will be paying particular attention to a specific moment in the eclipse. When the moon blocks the sun's disk a white light of the outer solar atmosphere is revealed. Tuesday's eclipse will allow scientists to study the corona using state-of-the-art telescopes.

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