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Eclipse Trips

Make the most of the rare event that is the solar eclipse on a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse holiday with Explore. We're offering tours to exciting destinations where you'll get the best view of this unique event. Plus, we combine our solar eclipse tours with other thrilling experiences so you get a bit of everything on your holiday.

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Eclipse Trips

Popular Trips

10 Days

Bangalore to Kochi - Eclipse

India Eclipse Trip code BKE
From NZ$3140 without flights
8 Days

Arabian Sands Eclipse

Oman Eclipse Trip code OME
From NZ$4010 without flights
10 Days

North Sri Lanka - Eclipse

Sri Lanka Eclipse Trip code NSE
From NZ$4200 without flights
12 Days

Northwest Argentina and Eclipse Reverse

Argentina Eclipse Trip code NWAER
From NZ$7640 without flights
12 Days

Argentinian Wine and Eclipse Reverse

Argentina Eclipse Trip code NWWR
From NZ$7910 without flights
13 Days

Sumatra and Eclipse

Indonesia Eclipse Trip code SUME
From NZ$3180 without flights

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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.

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