Though total solar eclipses happen relatively frequently—about once every 18 months—seeing them is lucky. The strange overlap occurs during parts of the moon’s orbit when it is close enough to seem proportional to the sun from the perspective of someone on Earth. The brown blob captured from space is a time-lapse video of photographs of the shadow of the moon as the eclipse moved across our planet’s surface—stretching from the equatorial Pacific to the South Atlantic and passing through southern Argentina and Chile.
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