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Caught On Camera: Total Solar Eclipse Dazzles In Chile

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The total solar eclipse has officially kicked off its trek across the globe, and it made one of its first stops in Chile.

Excited crowds are gathering along the path of totality today (April 8) to catch a glimpse of the rare event. And a group along the coast in Chile has already seen the show come and go. Someone caught a gorgeous video and shared it on X.

In the video, hundreds of people cheer as they gaze at the sun over the shimmering ocean. The moon passes over the sun and quickly reaches totality.

The video shows the total solar eclipse happening faster than it will in most of the United States. Some areas will be able to witness an event that lasts up to four minutes and 28 seconds, which is longer than the total solar eclipse that passed over the country in 2017.

The total eclipse will continue to make its way through South America and North America throughout the afternoon. Those living in the United States who aren’t in the path of totality will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, which still offers striking views and strange events.

A storm front has created cloudly conditions for parts of the country. If your area has poor visibility, you can watch a live stream of the eclipse on several platforms.

Remember, If you’re one of the lucky 36 million in the US who have a chance to see the total eclipse, wear your approved eye gear! If you forgot to grab a pair, you can make a pinhole viewer instead.

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here.

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