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Antarctic Eclipse Cruises in 2021

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Any total solar eclipse is a rare, special event, but the December 4, 2021 eclipse will be nothing short of extraordinary for the very few human beings fortunate enough to experience it. You'll need to be in the perfect spot, on the deck of an expedition ship between the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia Islands near the South Orkney Islands around 7:30 am as the world plunges into darkness for 1 minute and 54 seconds. What also makes this eclipse exceptional is that it will move from east to west, instead of west to east, which can only happen on the poles. If you miss this eclipse, you'll only need to wait 75 years to see one next time one crosses the Antarctic. There are very few cruises that will take passengers to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event, and we have listed them below. Contact one of our Antarctica specialists for assistance.
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Guide to Viewing the 2021 Antarctica Eclipse

What to Expect 

NASA advises: "Good weather is the key to successful eclipse viewing - better to see a shorter eclipse from clear sky that a longer eclipse under clouds."

Your ship's captain and crew will watch the weather forecasts in the days leading up to the eclipse and choose a location with the best chance of a cloud-free sky during the time of the eclipse. That said, weather is unpredictable everywhere, and even more so in the Antarctic, so there is no guarantee of clear skies. See this map showing the total eclipse route and average cloud cover
When and Where

On the morning of December 4, 2021, a total solar eclipse will first  be visible starting at about 6:16 am local time between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island. The path traversed by the eclipse passes just east of the South Orkney Islands and roughly parallels the Antarctic Peninsula heading south. The place where the total eclipse will be of the greatest duration (1m, 54s) is just north of Berkner Island before moving over the Antarctic continent. 

See NASA's excellent map of the predicted route of the eclipse. 
Reserving Your Spot to See the Eclipse

The Antarctic eclipse of 2021, and trips to see  it have been in the press a lot, so demand to see the eclipse has been very strong, even more than two years before the event.

There are very few ships that have announced special routes focusing on the eclipse, so it is highly recommendable to reserve your spot as far in advance as possible.

Please contact an Adventure Life Antarctica travel planner for help finding the perfect option for you.


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