Stunning photos of the solar eclipse over South America

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The sun flares behind the moon in today’s solar eclipse, seen from the La Silla European Southern Observatory in Chile.

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A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina witnessed a stunning transformation of the sky as day turned to night and the moon progressively blocked the sun.

Here’s what it looked like:

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