A total solar eclipse will occur on December 14, 2020. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.
The path is similar to the solar eclipse of February 26, 2017. It takes place just 17 months after the solar eclipse of July 2, 2019 and, like the 2019 eclipse, is also visible from Chile and Argentina. It is also a partial solar eclipse in Brazil and Uruguay.
December 14, 2020 Total Solar Eclipse