Police and health services were also reinforced.
La Silla was one of the first worldwide observatories to be installed in northern Chile, which, because of especially clear skies, has today nearly half the world's astronomical observation capacity.
The town of La Higuera was plunged into darkness. Meanwhile, huge facilities are being built, allowing more people to see the solar eclipse.
Shops in the country have been filled with paper glasses to observe the eclipse, which must have an ISO 12312-2 certification showing its filters are suitable for direct observation. NASA is partnering with Exploratorium in San Francisco to present live views from Chile between 3 and 6 p.m. ET.
Showtime begins mid-afternoon; the lunar shadow touches land in South America on the western coast, near La Serena, Chile, at 3:22 p.m. local time. The English-language programme will also be available on NASA TV. Its live stream will begin at 12:15pm PST (12:45am IST on Wednesday).
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This new moon is especially vital because it's the midpoint of a two-year series of eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis touching down between July 2018 and July 2020.
Calling it the "Great South American" Solar Eclipse, many celebrities are reportedly heading to Chile to witness the rare wonder.
A great many individuals in the USA had the option to observe the last total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on the Earth, fully or partially blocking the sun's light in some areas.
"It's going to be very dark and we're going to have a Milky Way in its full splendor", said Chilean astronomer María Teresa Ruiz.
But there's one thing you shouldn't do, and that's look at the sun with your naked eye.
But in the coming days there will be another rare astronomical phenomenon - a partial Eclipse of the moon, visible in the center and South of Russian Federation, reports the Moscow planetarium.