Total Solar Eclipse
Patagonia - December 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020:
09:30 AM Accreditations. Welcome breakfast in Cipolletti 10:30 am Presentation of a professional team in charge of the expedition. General organization of the Total Eclipse Expedition of Sol Patagonia 2020. Accurate Observation Site
12:30 pm Lunch
13.30 pm Accommodation in the rooms. Break
18:00 First talks about the general and specific characteristics of the eclipse.
Optional: Image post-processing workshop by Carlos Di Nallo.
Night observations with telescopes.
December 14, 2019. Shadow of the Moon starting in the Pacific Ocean and crossing the Argentine Patagonia. The black dot in the center marks the narrow zone of Totality. Ending in the Atlantic Ocean
Sunday, December 13, 2020:
Optional early morning observations. Breakfast.
General essays for photography and drills filming the eclipse until noon. Lunch. Photo tour through the High Valley during the afternoon. Snack. Critical analysis of the results obtained. Night astrophotography
Monday, December 14, 2020:
At dawn departure to the Observation site.
09.00 arrival at the place and breakfast "picnic".
Installation of photographic equipment and telescopes.
Beginning of sun tracking. Observations of the sun's surface. Coronal activity monitoring by crowned telescope.
11:49: beginning of the eclipse. First contact.
13:12: beginning of totality.
13:14: end of totality
14:40: End of the Eclipse
15.00 Free time
21.30 Dinner on the Site. Waiting for Geminids
24:00: Return. Arrival to the Accommodation. Break.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020:
08 to 09 breakfast at the accommodation
09.30 Analysis of images and videos obtained.
14.00 Visit to sites of interest
21.00 Closing dinner, celebrating the expedition.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020:
8.00 Farewell breakfast. End of Expedition
Historical cloudiness statistics in the area
Precise Observation Site:
As always, this information is absolutely reserved from the address of the Ampimpa Observatory and will be given to those registered after their accreditation at the beginning of the expedition. As in the Case of San Juan, the geomorphological and climatic condition has been privileged with the necessary isolation to avoid places of excessive public agglomeration. We can anticipate that the chosen place is far from the mountain area due to its humidity conditions, and for the same reason sites near the Atlantic coast were avoided.