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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 12:58 PM

Year's only total solar eclipse sweeps across Chile, Argentina today [View all]

For stargazers far and wide, Monday marked the astronomic equivalent of the Super Bowl a total solar eclipse swept across South America, treating a narrow swath of Chile and Argentina to an ephemeral display of unmatched scientific elegance and natural beauty.

While coronavirus restrictions challenged exactly who could view the eclipse and where thousands of international visitors were expected to flock to the path of totality in Chile.

Argentina, whose borders are still closed to international travelers, last week made an exception for eclipse viewers staying in the lakeside city of Bariloche.

For those not in Chile or Argentina, NASA TV live-streamed the eclipse.

Clouds and rainfall in Chile limited ideal eclipse viewing there, with better viewing in Argentina.

At: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/12/14/total-solar-eclipse-chile/

An Argentine newscast airs today's total eclipse from the seaside town of Las Grutas, in Patagonia.

The next total solar eclipse to visit Earth will occur December 4, 2021 - but over Antarctica.

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