Total solar eclipse: the extraordinary photos of the event seen from Antarctica

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Eclipse

Image source, Felipe Trueba, Image of Chile

The total solar eclipse of this December 4 was especially visible from Antarctica.

And it left spectacular images.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are aligned, the latter being among the first two.

Image source, Felipe Trueba, Image of Chile

If the Moon covers the Sun in its entirety (the Moon, being closer to the Earth, looks larger than the Sun) a total solar eclipse occurs.

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