The Rare Total Solar Eclipse In Chile

Chile and Argentina just experienced a spectacular solar eclipse during a sunset. The view was the best from these two countries with a path of totality almost directly above the European Solar Observatory in Chile while also passing through the center of Buenos Aires in Argentina. A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes the shadow cast by the moon, fully or partially blocks the sun. This can only occur when the sun, moon, and Earth are nearly aligned on the straight line in three dimensions during a full moon when the moon is close to the ecliptic plane....

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Chile’s Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Chile and Argentina just experienced a spectacular solar eclipse during a sunset. The view was the best from these two countries with a path of totality almost directly above the European Solar Observatory in Chile while also passing through the center of Buenos Aires in Argentina. A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes the shadow cast by the moon, fully or partially blocks the sun. This can only occur when the sun, moon, and Earth are nearly aligned on the straight line in three dimensions during a full moon when the moon is close to the ecliptic plane....

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