Subscribe Contact Us Order brochure Call us: 1300 439 756 Open 9am - 5pm
Opening hours
  • Monday 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Menu
Experiences Eclipse Trips

Eclipse Trips

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.

Experiences

Promoted trips

SEE MORE TRIPS

Additional information

A total eclipse of the sun is 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. They are so impressive because the Moon and the Sun appear almost the same size. In reality the Moon is about 400 times smaller than the Sun, but by an amazing coincidence, it is also more or less 400 times closer to us than the sun.

Near the beginning and end of total eclipses, the thin slice of the Sun that is visible appears broken up into blobs of light. These blobs are called 'Baily's beads' after the British astronomer Francis Baily. They happen because the edge of the Moon is not smooth but jagged with mountain peaks. When just one bead is visible, the effect is often likened to a diamond ring.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Got it!