Total solar eclipse of 2020

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Eclipse from Tierra del Fuego. Photo: Eduardo HernandezEclipse from Tierra del Fuego. Photo: Eduardo Hernandez
 
 
Yesterday, December 14th, we experienced a rare and very special astronomical event in southern Chile and Argentina: a total eclipse of the sun, with the moon passing between the sun and our planet, completely blocking the sun’s vital warmth and light and in some places turning day into absolute darkness for about 2 minutes. Other places did not experience “totality” but they did view a wonderful spectacle in the sky. Here in Puerto Varas, for example, the moon eclipsed 93% of the sun, while in Santiago it was about 80%.


Here are some magical postcards of this event captured by photographers throughout the region.  

 

Álvaro Moya - Piedra del Águila, Neuquén, ArgentinaÁlvaro Moya - Piedra del Águila, Neuquén, Argentina

 

Cristián Larrere - Ancud, Isla de Chiloe, ChileCristián Larrere - Ancud, Isla de Chiloe, Chile

 

Eduardo Hernández - Cerro Sombrero, comuna de Primavera, Tierra del Fuego, ChileEduardo Hernández - Cerro Sombrero, comuna de Primavera, Tierra del Fuego, Chile

 

Guido Piotrkowski - Piedra del Águila, Neuquén, ArgentinaGuido Piotrkowski - Piedra del Águila, Neuquén, Argentina

 

Marcelo Dufflocq - Puerto Varas, ChileMarcelo Dufflocq - Puerto Varas, Chile

 

Marcelo Salazar - Puerto Varas, ChileMarcelo Salazar - Puerto Varas, Chile

 

Fernando Gudenschwager - Parque Nacional Villarrica, ChileFernando Gudenschwager - Parque Nacional Villarrica, Chile

 

 

 
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