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Stunning photos of the solar eclipse over South America

A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina witnessed a stunning transformation of the sky as day turned to night and the moon progressively blocked the sun.

Total solar eclipse stuns viewers in South America

On Tuesday, a total solar eclipse stretched across South America. The path of totality, where the moon visibly blocks the sun, spanned parts of Chile and Argentina. Outside the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse was visible.