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South America spectacularly staged the only total solar eclipse in 2020!

South America spectacularly staged the only total solar eclipse in 2020!

△ People in Rio Negro Province, Argentina are watching the total solar eclipse (Source: Argentina's Ameris News Agency)

At noon local time on December 14, the only total solar eclipse of this year was staged in South America. Total solar eclipses can be observed in parts of Argentina and Chile, and partial solar eclipses can also be observed in Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and other countries.

The total duration of this total solar eclipse is more than four hours. The total eclipse belt starts from the eastern part of the South Pacific, passes through Chile, Argentina, and ends in the South Atlantic.

Fortunately, the largest eclipse is located on the mainland. People in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina and the region of Araucanía, Chile can see the only total solar eclipse spectacle of the year at home, while partial solar eclipses with varying eclipses can also be observed in other areas around.

This total solar eclipse has attracted the attention of a large number of astronomers. The next total solar eclipse that can be observed in Argentina will occur in 2048.

△ Total solar eclipse observed in the Araucanía region of Chile (Source: AFP video screenshot)

When the moon moves between the sun and the earth, and the sun, moon and earth are in a straight line, solar eclipses occur.

Total solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon in which the sun’s light is completely blocked by the moon at some places on earth. It is one of the most spectacular astronomical phenomena.

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