A total solar eclipse in the Antarctic region early Saturday morning (4), the earth fell into total darkness, some scientists and astronomy fans in the Antarctic camp to watch a rare astronomical spectacle.
“The visibility was superb,” said Raul Cordero of the University of Santiago, Chile, who was on hand. He witnessed the total solar eclipse at 7:46 p.m. GMT, with the “Ring of Fire” phase lasting more than 40 seconds.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, and a total solar eclipse occurs if all three are in a straight line.
A handful of scientists, experts and tourists witnessed the total solar eclipse at 7:46 GMT on the 4th in Antarctica, with the “Ring of Fire” (Ring of Fire) phase lasting more than 40 seconds. (Getty Images)
Only a small number of scientists, experts and tourists to see this spectacle with their own eyes, tourists paid $ 40,000 to enjoy this privilege.
The U.S. Air and Space Administration (NASA) camped and broadcast the total solar eclipse live from the Union Glacier camp in Antarctica. The eclipse began at 7 a.m. GMT and ended at 8:06 a.m.
NASA said the partial solar eclipse will be visible from parts of the Southern Hemisphere, including St. Helena, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.