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You may have seen the livestream earlier today, but if you happened to miss it, we’ve got several breathtaking photos and videos of the total eclipse in Chile for your viewing enjoyment. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness. The prime viewing areas for this even were from Chile’s Atacama desert north of the coastal city of La Serena, where a lack city lights combine help prov idde the world’s clearest skies. Read more for the videos and additional information.
This region has not experienced an eclipse since 1592, and the next one is scheduled for 2165. Eclipse-watchers in Chile were treated to a 95-mile band of total darkness that moved eastward across the open Pacific Ocean late in the afternoon, making landfall at 4:38 p.m. EDT. Thankfully, clear skies prevailed from the South American country’s northern border with Peru south to the capital of Santiago. During the event, special “eclipse-viewing” glasses downtown nearly sold out, which meant street vendors were able to charge as much as $10 for a pair of the disposable, cardboard-framed spectacles.
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