A solar eclipse is happening today, July 2, 2019. But skywatchers can watch it online.
The point of the greatest duration of totality - the point where total eclipse lasted longest - was reached around 7.25am, far out in the middle of the Pacific.
Scientists will be paying particular attention to a specific moment in the eclipse.
Portions of South America will encounter the first 2019 total solar eclipse since 2017 on Tuesday.
Eclipses are important because they allow experts to study the solar corona, which is actually hotter than the sun's surface.
Sky gazers around the world are set to witness a total solar eclipse-the only one this year-on July 2. Day will turn into night as the moon passes in front of the Sun.
Total eclipses are relatively rare for a particular spot.
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During totality of the eclipse, it will be possible to observe bright stars and planets in the sky. On this path, the moon will extinguish sunlight for as much four minutes and 33 seconds.
A partial eclipse of the Moon happens when the lunar orb dips into the Earth's shadow, without submerging into it fully. The next such skywatching spectacle won't occur until December 2020, when southern South America again will play host.
It is advised that one should not eat any food or drink water during the solar eclipse. And this is not a coincidence: the solar and lunar eclipses occur once every six months, the period between them is two weeks.
The July lunar eclipse will fall on the late evening hours of July 16. The office of the Coordinador rules out any power cuts stating that while the solar eclipse presents a challenge for the system, it is a known and predictable phenomenon. It is expected to be ring-shaped.
Solar eclipse as seen from the La Silla European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Higuera, Coquimbo Region, Chile, July 2, 2019.
NASA advises individuals watching the eclipse to use protective glasses or indirect viewing devices during all the phases.
NASA will also livestream the event here. However, the weather forecasting firm cautions "some clouds are possible".