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Argentina Solar Eclipse 2019 Visibility from Rodeo

Will I be able to see the Argentina Solar Eclipse 2019 over the Andes Mountains so late in the day?

Well, there is a use for trigonometry.   By mapping the distances from the observing site in Rodeo, San Juan, Argentina and using a trigonometry calculator on the web as I don’t have a textbook with tables at my home we take a look the height of the mountains and our distance from them.  We know the sun will be between 11-12 degrees off the horizon at totality. Therefore the sun will clearly be over the mountains at eclipse time.  Observers will see the solar eclipse, weather permitting.  The probability of clear skies is over 80%.  Very good considering we had clients who saw the eclipse in Indonesia when the probability was in the 10% + range.

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Argentina Solar Eclipse 2019 from Rodeo

 

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The distance from Rodeo to the foothills is 56 km, and to that nasty peak is 76 km away.  The sun will be between 11-12 degrees off the horizon.  The nasty mountain peak will be <3 degrees above the horizon.

 

 

 

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The nearest peak off in the distance is about 5000 meters high. Rodeo, Argentina is 15 km in altitude.  The distance from the tallest nearby peak is 76 KM away.  Using trigonometry, we calculate the mountain peak to be <3 degrees off the horizon. The sun will be between 11-12 degrees at totality.

 

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The foothills are about 76 KM from Rodeo, Argentina. The elevation of Rodeo  being 1500 meters still allows the sun to clear both the tall peaks and nearby foothills of the mountains.

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  1. […] Will I be able to see the solar eclipse in Argentina over the Andes?  The elevation of Rodeo Argentina is about 1500 meters.  The Andes peak at about 3500 M in this particular range.  As long as you are 9400 Meters back from the range you can see the sun during totality which will be about 11-12 degrees in the sky.  The first foothills of mountains begins about 46 miles or 74 km from Rodeo.   The nearest peaks of that range are 130 km away. […]



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