đź”´ LIVE stream videos from Chilean Observatories for the July 2, 2019 Total Solar Eclipse


Every total solar eclipse is unique, but the one happening on July 2, 2019 is even more outstanding. Why? For the first time, Chile's astronomical observatories will witness a total eclipse of our Star! In the past, only two professional observatories had the same opportunity in the 20th century: Haute Provence 's Observatory (France) in 1961 and Mauna Kea's observatory (HawaĂŻ) in 1991.

For the occasion, some world's famous astronomical observatories in Chile (in Coquimbo Region) will broadcast stunning views of the July 2, 2019 eclipse. On this web page, you can find a selection of the available live video streams they offer.

Note that if you want to get into the action and live what eclipse chasers live on site, we advise you to follow Twitter's hashtags :  #TotalSolarEclipse#TSE2019, ou encore #MeetESO.

Basic information

The July 2 TSE will only be visible from South American and Pacific Ocean. More precisely, countries which will witness this total eclipse are: Chile, Argentina and the United Kingdom (Pitcairn Islands).
The maximal duration of the totality will be 4 minutes and 33 seconds, off-shore in the middle of the Ocean. 

Key moments

Remark: The time indicated below is given for La Silla observatory in CEST (Central European Time). Accurate time can vary from a location to another, such as for Cerro Tololo or La Serena.

  • Start of partial eclipse (C1) : 21:23:51
  • Start of total eclipse (C2) : 22:39:24
  • Total eclipse maximum :  22:40:20
  • End of total eclipse (C3) : 22:41:15
  • End of partial eclipse (C4) : 23:47:16
  • Duration of totality : 01 min 51.7 s


ESO's La Silla Observatory

The live broadcast starts at 21:15 CEST (or 19:15 UTC) on July 2, 2019.

AURA's Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)

Commented live stream either in English or in Spanish.


Live view of Cerro Tololo Observatory from the monitoring webcam. (click on the image to refresh it)


Live stream compilation of the solar eclipse over South America

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