3 July 2019
Cheers rang out on Tuesday as the solar eclipse over Chile reached totality and darkness fell over Coquimbo's La Silla observatory. Thousands of people gathered in the Chilean Andes to watch the solar eclipse. Observatories around the world have also supplied specialist equipment to their teams to capture and investigate the phenomena.
Scientists will be paying particular attention to the solar corona, using state-of-the-art telescopes. Parts of Chile are some of the best locations in the world to watch the heavens due to their clear skies.
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