On Monday (14.12) at noon local time in the central-southern regions of Chile and Argentina in South America, a total solar eclipse could be observed, which usually only happens once a generation in a given location.
Although the whole event lasted several hours, its most spectacular part was only 2 minutes 10 minutes. For such a short time, the Sun was completely obscured by the New Moon.
Due to the pandemic, it was the first eclipse in years that was not observed by the scientific world, because in places where the phenomenon was Epic movie news movement restrictions were introduced and all mass events were banned. The scientific expeditions were thus canceled.
Only local residents saw the eclipse, provided that the weather was fine. It was dark for a short while, it cooled slightly, and the birds usually active at night began to sing. There are photos on the web where we can see the dark disk of the Moon around which the brightness of the solar corona with characteristic pearls shines through.
This phenomenon looked fantastic not only from the surface of the earth, but also from the air, and more precisely from the perspective of Earth's orbit, where the passage of the shadow of the Moon, about 500 kilometers in diameter, through the waters of the Pacific, South America and the Atlantic, was immortalized by satellites.
In our country, the nearest total eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, on July 13, 2075 throughout the south-eastern part of Poland. The sun will resemble a wedding ring for several dozen seconds.
The moon will not completely obscure the sun's disk, as it will be in its orbit further from the Earth than usual, making it smaller and leaving a glowing rim of the sun. The eclipse can be seen, among others in Kraków, Rzeszów and Lublin, but it will definitely look the most impressive in the Bieszczady Mountains.