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Enjoy An Otherworldly Celestial Experience In Antarctica

Enjoy An Otherworldly Celestial Experience In Antarctica

A total solar eclipse will sweep across Antarctica on Saturday, 4 December 2021, offering stargazers an opportunity to witness this spectacular celestial sight in one of the world’s most breath-taking destinations.

The forthcoming total solar eclipse is the only one to take place in 2021; and there won’t be another one until 2023.

During the total solar eclipse, the moon will completely cover the sun, dramatically darkening the skies across Antarctica and casting the darkest part of its shadow – known as the umbra – on Earth. This will enable those in Antarctica to see the sun’s corona – the outermost part of the sun’s atmosphere – guaranteed to be an otherworldly sight.

According to the Royal Museums Greenwich, solar eclipses take place around two to five times each year; however, total solar eclipses only take place every 18 months and every 400 years from any one place on Earth. So, the forthcoming total solar eclipse is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this astronomical event in Antarctica. 

Of, course, there can be no better way to experience this spectacular celestial sight than aboard a luxury yacht. An Antarctica yacht charter is the ultimate way to enjoy everything this otherworldly destination offers, from towering icebergs to spectacular wildlife, as well as this year’s total solar eclipse.


M/Y ASTERIA: The Ideal Vessel From Which To View The Total Solar Eclipse

One expedition yacht available for charter in Antarctica is M/Y ASTERIA. This spectacular expedition yacht has been purposefully designed to explore the world’s most remote regions, offering exceptional onboard comfort including all the amenities you would expect to find aboard the world’s finest luxury superyachts.

Boasting a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles, she is ideal for exploring the glacier-filled waters of Antarctica. In addition, she boasts five sumptuous cabins and a master stateroom, offering the flexibility to sleep up to 12 guests – meaning you can enjoy December’s total solar eclipse with the entire family or a selection of your closest friends.

Onboard amenities include a Jacuzzi, state-of-the-art entertainment system, spacious saloons, including a formal dining room that can comfortably seat up to 12 guests, a helideck and a voluminous sun deck – the ideal spot for enjoying the total solar eclipse.

M/Y ASTERIA also comes with a host of tenders and toys, including electric water scooters, fishing equipment, canoes, kayaks, water-skis, wakeboard, and snorkel and diving equipment.


An Otherworldly Charter Itinerary

An experienced charter broker will be able to plan an incredible itinerary aboard M/Y ASTERIA, from ensuring the yacht is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best views of the total solar eclipse to planning otherworldly experiences only available in Antarctica.

Witness some of the world’s most breath-taking wildlife, from penguin colonies to humpback whales breaching the icy waters. Alternatively, ski untapped terrain on a heli-skiing adventure or explore some of Antarctica’s ice-covered rugged islands, including Booth Island and Peterman Island.

And, for those seeking the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime adventure, December is the ideal time to venture through the pack ice into the Antarctic Circle. By doing so, you’ll join an elite club of travellers who have travelled into one of the most remote destinations on Earth - the perfect spot to enjoy the total solar eclipse in all its glory.

The total solar eclipse will start at 5.29 UTC and end at 9.37 UTC on the 4th December 2021, with the peak taking place between 7.33 UTC and 8.06 UTC. Remember, when viewing the total solar eclipse, it is essential to wear protective eye gear.



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