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  • A woman observes the solar eclipse from outside the Planetarium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 14, 2020.

    A woman observes the solar eclipse from outside the Planetarium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 14, 2020. | Photo: EFE

Published 14 December 2020
Opinion

Some regions of Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador could also see a partial solar eclipse.

Chile and Argentina on Monday experienced a total solar eclipse that lasted about 2 minutes in the Argentine provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro.

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While the eclipse could be seen across the Argentine territory, the moon covered only 60 percent of the solar diameter in the far-north provinces. In the central zone and in the north of Patagonia, however, the coverage percentage reached up to 99 percent.

Despite the mobility restrictions that still exist in some parts of the country, Argentines moved to the places where the eclipse could be best observed.

In Piedra del Aguila, for example, the authorities previously set up a two-hectare property to receive tourists, following all health protocols.

There it was announced that a concert by the Argentine rock band Vanthra would also be held.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, totally or partially covering the disk of the star. On this occasion, some regions of Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador could also see a partial solar eclipse.

The last eclipse of these characteristics could be seen in Argentina on July 2, 2019, in the provinces of San Juan, La Rioja, San Luis, Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Buenos Aires.

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