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Chasing Totality: Eclipses Around The World!

Chasing Totality: Eclipses Around The World!

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.

Location is everything with a total solar eclipse, you need clear skies and to be inside the path of the shadow as it comes along. While chasing an eclipse you put yourself on a collision course with the solar system. These videos as best as they can show the cosmic lightswitch which changes daytime into night in a matter of seconds. No photograph or video, can do a total eclipse justice, what your eyes can see without even trying. You have to see it for yourself. 

Eclipses Around The World

Chile [2019]

Using Miles to Witness a Solar Eclipse

The Points Guy sent Ian Agrimis out with a mission – fly on the most points and miles friendly flights to have unique travel experiences and adventures worldwide! This was Ian’s favorite redemption to date, he went to La Serena in Chile to witness “The Great South American Eclipse” with new Chilean friends on top of a mountain.#HavePointsWillTravel

South Carolina, USA [2017]

Why I Traveled 1000 Miles To Stare at the Sun

Casey Neistat traveled 1000 miles from New York to South Carolina to witness the 2017 solar eclipse which went right across the USA. It was visible from various states across the US and was one of history’s most widely documented eclipses. 

Wyoming, USA [2017]

Total Solar Eclipse over Casper

Ryan Van Duzer shot this VLOG of the Total Solar Eclipse from Casper, Wyoming on August 21st. This was without a doubt, one of the most mind blowing life experiences he has ever had! WOW! The path of totality was TOTALLY worth the drive to Wyoming. It was the best 2min, 28 seconds of my life 🙂

India [2010]

Wonders of the Solar System

In this spell-binding series, Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on Earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the Solar System. This short video shows the Solar Eclipse In Varanasi, India in 2010. 

Australia, Argentina & Indonesia

Still Hooked – eclipse chasing at its best

Tales from a lifetime of eclipse chasing! Getting ready for the total solar eclipse across America on August 21, 2017. Find out more information on David’s site, which has tales of his 23 eclipses viewings in 15 countries on 7 continents and his continuous planning of exotic adventures to strange and wonderful places on the Earth to stand in the shadow of the Moon!

Antartica [2015]

A Ridiculous Idea From The Start

Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events – a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor success. Despite this the Salomon Freeski TV team set out on an expedition to realise photographer, Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture a single unique image – one of skiing during a solar eclipse. Persistence, preparation and a positive attitude was a guarantee of nothing as March 20th, 2015, dawned. The fate of the expedition’s goal would rest entirely in the hands of the weather gods.

Total Eclipses from 2020-2030

Chasing Totality
Total Eclipse Schedule

After all that inspiration, who has added witnessing a Total Solar Eclipse to their bucket list?

For those that have, check out our Total Solar Eclipse Challenge and Medal!

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