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Total Solar Eclipse - July 2, 2019

The Sun’s corona is only visible during a total eclipse, when the Moon obscures the Sun’s bright face, revealing its dimmer surrounding atmosphere. The crown-like corona is pearly-white. This photo was taken during a total solar eclipse on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The observatory is located in the foothills of the Andes, 7,241 feet (2200 meters) above sea level in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile. A total solar eclipse was visible across parts of Chile and Argentina, while a partial eclipse was visible across much of South America.

 

Credit: NASA/Goddard/Rebecca Roth

 

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