See the solar eclipse dip the Earth into darkness – CNET

The European Area Agency shared this multi-exposure view of eclipse totality as seen by its CESAR team at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.


An unusual celestial phenomenon activated awe on Tuesday when the moon actioned in front of the sun during an overall solar eclipse across the Pacific Ocean and a sliver of South America.

Only a small part of land in Chile and Argentina lay in the path of the overall eclipse, but the world was able to see along through live feeds from observatories in Chile. The European Area Firm integrated several direct exposures throughout totality (when the moon completely covers the sun) to get a view of the sun’s halo-like corona

The solar eclipse wasn’t simply noticeable from the ocean and on land. Chinese lunar orbiter DSLWP-B snapped one of the wildest views of the eclipse. The shot reveals the moon with the Earth in the range, a dark splotch marking the moon’s shadow on earth.

Another uncommon space viewpoint concerned us from ESA’s Proba-2 satellite, which saw four partial eclipses from its viewpoint in orbit.

The area images were spectacular, however fortunate viewers in the path of totality experienced the shadow personally. Astronomer and photographer Matt Robinson took a trip to Chile with his cam ready. “I can not believe what I have just seen!” he wrote on Twitter

Photographer Matt Robinson caught this gorgeous view of the eclipse in Chile.

Matt Robinson.

Ian Griffin, director of the Otago Museum in New Zealand, ventured out on a boat to experience the eclipse from the middle of the ocean. While it was rainy and cloudy out there, he captured what it felt like to plunge into darkness in a time-lapse video he posted to Twitter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES weather condition satellites got a terrific view of the moon’s shadow making its method throughout the globe. This image program both the shadow and Hurricane Barbara

NOAA’s GOES West satellite saw both the moon’s shadow and Cyclone Barbara in the Pacific.


NOAA tweeted a GIF of the shadow in motion.

The European Area Firm shared a view on Twitter of the “diamond-ring result” just before totality. It gets the name from the gem-like splash of light the emanates from the side of the eclipse.

Tuesday’s total solar eclipse was the first given that 2017’s terrific American eclipse

You’ll need to wait till Dec. 14, 2020, for the next time the moon totally smothers out the sunlight. That eclipse will likewise track throughout lower South America. Chile and Argentina are just fortunate countries when it concerns winning the total solar eclipse lotto.

Originally released July 2.

Update July 3: Includes more eclipse images.

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