Yesterday, December 14, South Americans were witnessing a majestic celestial show: the only total solar eclipse from 2020. Besides bringing us the highly-feared pandemic, the current year wants to end with some beautiful stuff for us. The 2020 total solar eclipse’s path of totality crosses enormous parts of the Atlantic Ocean and just a thin part of Chile and Argentina. Therefore, catching the eclipse in person was pretty difficult.
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic keeps spreading throughout the world and eclipse livestreams were in danger because of it, there’s enough footage out there of the beautiful celestial show. Thanks to cnet.com, we can watch and see this live stream from several hours ago:
The video description writes:
Watch a recording of our live stream covering the total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020, which was visible in parts of Chile and Argentina, as well as a narrow strip stretching across the southern Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
There were plenty of territories where the eclipse has been visible. Except for the people living in parts of Chile and Argentina, those from southern parts of South America and south-west Africa were also able to witness a glimpse of the event – a partial solar eclipse.
Two minutes and ten seconds
The crucial part of the eclipse, when the Moon covers the Sun completely, was visible for only a little more than two minutes. It wasn’t much, but people still could feast their eyes on a unique event that in some cases, it can be seen once in a lifetime.
Those who were late for the only total solar eclipse from 2020 also had the chance to see it online via NASA’s website.