Several countries will be able to see solar eclipse today. Most of the eclipse’s path of totality will travel over the southern Pacific Ocean. But when the lunar shadow touches land, the eclipse will traverse parts of Chile and Argentina on a journey lasting about 6 minutes. Millions of people in those nations will experience the eerie midday darkness of a total eclipse, weather permitting, according to NASA.
Not only will that rare event occur today and for the first time since the “Great American Eclipse” of August 21, 2017, but the moon’s favorable positioning will also cause a lunar eclipse in two weeks. After that, a rare (though unconnected) “Black Moon” will occur exactly 29 days from now.