Antarctica hosts the only total solar eclipse of 2021

The only total solar eclipse of 2021 occurs across Antarctica on December 4, 2021. This eclipse will be the last one to happen until 2023. Eclipse chasers have to travel a long way to Antarctica to observe the totality. Parts of southern Africa, including locations in South Africa and Namibia, will see a partial solar eclipse, if the weather permits. Also People in southernmost tips of South America, Australia and New Zealand will experience the partial phases.
The total phase of the eclipse begins at 7 in the morning UTC, about 350 kilometers east of the Falkland Islands. The greatest eclipse occurs at 7:33 at longitude 46 °12 ′ west and latitude 76°47′ south where the totality will last 1 minute 54 seconds.

There won’t be any more totalities in 2022. The next totality will take place on April 20, 2023 in Australia, Indonesia and 1Timor Oriental.
Different groups of astronomers will try to observe the total solar eclipse in organized cruise ships and flights. Stay tuned for the news

about the upcoming expeditions.

Photo by Glenn Schneider
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