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The next total solar eclipse is just days away.
On December 14, the Moon will be positioned right between the Sun and the Earth, casting the Sun into shadow and momentarily extinguishing daylight here on Earth.
This total solar eclipse will be visible from South America — particularly Chile and Argentina — and from South Africa and Antarctica.
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If you can't view the upcoming eclipse, don't worry. We're here to help you avoid FOMO.
During a solar eclipse, the Sun appears as a ring of light hidden behind the shadow of the Moon.
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A view of the 2017 total solar eclipse from the International Space Station, showing the Moon's shadow cast over Earth.
A view of the total solar eclipse that took place on June 21, 2020, and was seen from Central Africa, the Southern Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, Northern India, and South Central China.
A partial eclipse was visible from Dubai earlier this year. Here it can be seen glimmering behind the shadow of the city's famous skyscraper, Burj Khalifa.