The thousands of people who arrived in the Chilean region of La Araucania to witness the rare experience of a total solar eclipse were not disappointed, the bad weather did little to ease their excitement.
Despite limited visibility due to cloudy skies, large crowds – who donated face masks to limit scattering COVID-19 – Being able to see the moon outside the sun by plunging into darkness during the day.
Many jumped up and shouted in the rain that the sun was completely covered by the moon, followed by moments of silence and then more shouts and rejoicing when reappeared.
Diego Fuentes, who traveled with the family to see the family, said: “It was appropriate for two minutes.”
Another viewer, Catalina Morales, said she “liked it a lot”, adding: “It was good that there were clouds because we could see some of it without glasses.”
His father, Christian, described it as “a spectacular, unique experience.”
In a short period of darkness, the only light was from people’s mobile phones.
Similar views were expressed in other Latin American countries ArgentinaAs well as some African countries and the upper part of the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
But the best images come from Chile, where the next total solar eclipse is not for another 26 years.
The people of Mapuche, an indigenous people of La Arakania, traditionally believe that the total eclipse indicates the temporary death of the Sun after a battle with the Moon – and that what happened next is a series of negative events.
Diego Ankala, a member of the Mapuche community and head of a local foundation promoting development, also noted that there was civil unrest after the July 2019 adoption Chile And later the Cavid-19 epidemic.