This amazing gif shows a solar eclipse moving across the Earth

This amazing gif shows a solar eclipse moving across the Earth

See that dark red blob over South America? That’s a solar eclipse. 

Or at least, that’s what a solar eclipse looks like from far away. On December 14, some people in Chile and Argentina witnessed a total solar eclipse, the only one of 2020. But if you weren’t lucky enough to be there, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite has you covered. It captured the entire thing from far above the Earth, and the results are stunning. 

😲🤯☀️🌕 @NOAA‘s GOES East satellite is capturing the shadow of this morning’s solar eclipse as it traverses South Americapic.twitter.com/HuLGy7iovG

— National Weather Service (@NWS) December 14, 2020 Read more…

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