The solar eclipse is one of the most fascinating celestial happenings. It usually occurs when the Moon blocks the sun rays from falling on the Earth and comes in between the two solar bodies. This phenomenon also casts a shadow on the Earth’s surface and usually happens twice a year.
Apparently, this year’s last solar eclipse happened yesterday. Even though the rare occurrence wasn’t visible in India, sky-watchers in places like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and other parts of South America were able to witness the Surya Grahan in full glory, reported Hindustan Times.
Today's total #SolarEclipse was the only total solar #eclipse of the year. Although it was mainly visible from Earth in parts of South America, #GOESEast had a perfect view of the moon's shadow moving across the Earth. pic.twitter.com/AlU0E8eGsW
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) December 14, 2020
Well, if you weren’t able to treat your eyes with this phenomenon then fret not. Several people online have shared mesmerizing visuals of the eclipse as it appeared in their country.
Take a look:
Total Solar Eclipse Monday. The Moon’s fast-moving shadow makes landfall in Chile, just south of Santiago, then crosses Argentina.
The press often calls these things “rare” but they occur somewhere on Earth every 2 or 3 years. As common as the Olympics, which nobody calls rare. pic.twitter.com/6ql0neVSKU
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 14, 2020
So… I took 315 pictures of today's #SolarEclipse2020 in Argentina. Since I wasn't in a place where I could see totality, I did what I could with what I had.
That meant cloudy skies and lots of rain.
But I think it worked. pic.twitter.com/BlIjTEwtBB
— Luciano (@Ironicplatypus) December 15, 2020
— Alberto Zarraga (@zarraga555) December 14, 2020
A total solar eclipse… absolutely stunning pic.twitter.com/YgkstNrPWE
— space boy🛸 (@couldbesteve) December 14, 2020
— MY SUBCONSCIOUS – LAW OF ATTRACTION (@LawSubconscious) December 15, 2020
— Yuruze・「ゆるぜ」 (@_yuuru) December 14, 2020
— Cyclaman (@The_Storyeller) December 14, 2020
2020's only Total Solar Eclipse excited spectators in South America with an incredible view. 🌞
— Orbit Inside (@orbitinside) December 15, 2020
— Manuel Francisco (@mfco5m) December 14, 2020
The Great Awakening – Solar eclipse today on December 14th, 2020. 💛💥💛
Astrologically and energetically, very special and wonderful things happen this month, as they did throughout the year. 💛🙏💛#Nibiru #planetx #SolarEclipse2020 #SolarEclipse #Eclipse pic.twitter.com/cEcWCAq2Av
— 🌌🌠🛰️☄️ (@NibiruIsAHoaxxx) December 15, 2020
Partial Solar Eclipse seen from Uruguay – 76 pic.twitter.com/OprHhcJd7B
— Space Porn (@redditSpacePorn) December 15, 2020
The eclipse. Today between Argentina and Chile. pic.twitter.com/amGtIOskVf
— Eréndira. (@Erndira38788489) December 15, 2020
— Suhani Devgan (@devgan_suhani) December 14, 2020
— Laurie Cantillo (@lauriecantillo) December 14, 2020
Una leyenda dice que el sol y la luna siempre han estado enamorados, pero nunca podrían estar juntos, porque la luna sale al atardecer y el sol justo al amanecer. En su infinita bondad, Dios creó el eclipse como prueba de que no hay amor prohibido e imposible.#SolarEclipse2020 pic.twitter.com/wzEQKkDOan
— JesuSant11 (@Sant11Jesu) December 15, 2020
Today in my country we had a solar eclipse an the shadows from a tree looked like smol eclipses pic.twitter.com/INinnjYe2I
— Felipito 🌌 (@felipitofotia) December 15, 2020
— 🕷️ (@miliddaeng) December 14, 2020
Kitty y eclipse 14.12.2020 pic.twitter.com/tIUMFeF4ov
— Marcelo Cortes (@martxelocortes) December 14, 2020
Isn’t it a sight to behold?