Chile Astronomer Gets Front Row Seat to Eclipse

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 6, 2021 Updated: December 6, 2021

Chilean astronomer Patricio Rojo witnessed the total solar eclipse from the Chilean Antarctica that for nearly two minutes turned the bright sky into dusk.

Rojo, of the University of Chile, said the good weather made it possible to see the corona.

Personnel from the Chilean Air Force operating at the Joint Scientific Polar Station “Union Glacier” in Chilean Antarctica recorded the event, which drew attention from scientists and astronomers from all over the world.

A few dedicated eclipse observers set up in tents to witness Saturday’s eclipse.

Antarctica is the only location where the total solar eclipse could be seen, according to NASA.