Timelapse video shows solar eclipse visible in Chile

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A dramatic timelapse captured a rare total solar eclipse in Chile.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness. It happens only rarely in any given spot across the globe.

Eclipse-watchers in Chile were not disappointed on Tuesday. The 95-mile band of total darkness moved eastward across the open Pacific Ocean late in the afternoon, making landfall in Chile at 4:38 p.m.

See the video above.