On Saturday, the last solar eclipse of 2021 took place over parts of South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. However, the totality was only visible from Antarctica, so most of us weren’t able to see it. Thankfully, NASA shared a video of the eclipse, sharing the magnificent sight with all of us who couldn’t see it in person.
The parts of Saint Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, Crozet Islands, Falkland Islands, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia saw the partial solar eclipse. In other words, the sun was only partially obstructed by the moon. In many of these locations, the eclipse occurred before, during, and after sunrise or sunset, NASA explains. “This means that viewers will need to get a clear view of the horizon during sunrise or sunset in order to see the eclipse.”
In the video above, you can watch the entire eclipse as seen from Antarctica. But if you’re impatient and only want to see the totality, you can check it out here:
NASA has shared the fact sheet with the path of the eclipse here if you’d like to learn more. We’re up for two partial solar eclipses and two total lunar eclipses in 2022, so get your gear ready.
[via Digital Trends]
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