What is an eclipse?
There are several types of eclipse with the most dramatic being a total eclipse of the sun,one of nature’s most spectacular astronomical phenomena, caused when the moon passes in front of the sun, temporarily blocking out most of the light. Almost as spectacular is an annual eclipse which occurs when the moon covers the centre of the sun, leaving part of the sun visible and looking like a dramatic ring of fire in the darkened sky.
With Explore you can combine an adventure holiday with time to watch these unique events.
Where can I view the eclipse?
In July 2019 there will be a total eclipse passing across Argentina and Chile. With Explore you can choose to watch the eclipse from Northwest Argentina (NWAE) or combine wine tasting with astronomy on our Argentinian Wine and Eclipse trip.
Why not do something different for Christmas in 2019 and travel to Oman where you can sleep under the stars in the desert and then wake up and witness the annular eclipse. In Northern Sri Lanka travel to Analaitivu Island and watch the eclipse before exploring the unique city of Jaffna. Travel on Bangalore to Kochi or South Indian Images and Eclipse and you can find yourself imagining the days of the Raj in India as you eat Christmas Day lunch at one of Ooty’s colonial hotels, then watch the eclipse from this famous hill station on boxing day. For wildlife lovers watching the annular eclipse in Borneo or Sumatra is combined with searching for orang-utans, proboscis monkeys on jungle walks and staying with ethnic minorities in remote tribal villages.