Tens of thousands of tourists today enjoyed a rare total solar eclipse, including Chile and Argentina, a large area of southern Latin America, briefly changed from daylight to night.
“National Georaphic Magazine” reported that this is the world’s first total solar eclipse since 2017, and today’s total solar eclipse is even more rare, it is the world’s most prepared for observation and research. local.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that Coquimbo, the Atacama Desert in Chile, with many telescopes, is located in the Path of Totality, about 100 miles wide. Within the scope of observation.
Thousands of people gathered at the beaches near La Serena, Chile, and when the moon completely covered the sun, the crowd burst into cheers and applause.
Some people shouted, “Oh my God, it’s incredible.” Some people repeatedly shouted, “Come a little more, come back a little more.”
The whole solar eclipse process lasted more than two and a half minutes.
Matthias Jones, an astronomer at the La Silla Observatory, said: “It is very rare for the total solar eclipse to be observed through the Observatory. The last time it occurred in 1991.” The Lasia Observatory is part of the European Southern Observatory (European Southern Observatory). ).
Australian tourist Betsy Clark said: “I don’t think there is a better solar eclipse observation site in Biscia because it is very dry and almost sure to see the sun.”
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera also came to La Higuera near Rasi, and witnessed the total solar eclipse with thousands of people.
Through its powerful telescope, the Lasia Observatory broadcasted the total solar eclipse on the Internet and opened up the public to participate in the school. It also hosted many symposiums and workshops.