A total solar eclipse plunged swathes of South America into darkness on Tuesday.
Crowds flocked to Coquimbo in northern Chile to witness this rare celestial event. The total eclipse lasted around two and a half minutes and turned the sky a deep, dark blue while temperatures also dropped.
The umbral shadow — the area in which the sun appeared completely covered by the moon — passed over the... Еще Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina, according to NASA.
Outside the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse was visible in Argentina and Chile, as well as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and parts of Colombia, Brazil Venezuela and Panama.