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Solar Eclipse 2019: Pictures From This Year's Celestial Phenomenon

World | Associated Press | July 3, 2019, 9:29 am
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 Tens of thousands of tourists around the world gaped skyward as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens. (Image: AP)

Tens of thousands of tourists around the world gaped skyward as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens. (Image: AP)

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 Witnessing the cosmic spectacle, which began in the morning as the moon crossed in front of the sun and cast a shadow that passed over a tiny uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific and headed to South America. (Image: AP)

Witnessing the cosmic spectacle, which began in the morning as the moon crossed in front of the sun and cast a shadow that passed over a tiny uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific and headed to South America. (Image: AP)

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 Chile and Argentina were the only inhabited places where the total eclipse could be seen. (Image: AP)

Chile and Argentina were the only inhabited places where the total eclipse could be seen. (Image: AP)

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 The eclipse made its first landfall in Chile at 3:22 p.m. (1922 GMT) in La Serena. (Image: AP)

The eclipse made its first landfall in Chile at 3:22 p.m. (1922 GMT) in La Serena. (Image: AP)

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 In the Argentine town of Chascomús, dozens braved near-freezing temperatures and strong winds and claimed a spot at a pier in a lagoon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. (Image: AP)

In the Argentine town of Chascomús, dozens braved near-freezing temperatures and strong winds and claimed a spot at a pier in a lagoon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. (Image: AP)

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 People watch a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

People watch a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

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 People watch a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. Northern Chile is known for clear skies and some of the largest, most powerful telescopes on Earth are being built in the area, turning the South American country into a global astronomy hub.<br />(Image: AP)

People watch a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. Northern Chile is known for clear skies and some of the largest, most powerful telescopes on Earth are being built in the area, turning the South American country into a global astronomy hub.
(Image: AP)

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 People view a total solar eclipse from La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

People view a total solar eclipse from La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

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 A woman takes a selfie in an astronomical complex at the University Mayor de San Andres where people gathered to watch a solar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: AP)

A woman takes a selfie in an astronomical complex at the University Mayor de San Andres where people gathered to watch a solar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: AP)

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 The moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

The moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

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 A man stands under a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

A man stands under a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

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 The moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse, seen from Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

The moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse, seen from Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 People view a total solar eclipse from La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

People view a total solar eclipse from La Higuera, Chile. (Image: AP)

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