Jul 13, 2010

Watching the Eclipse

The human population of Easter Island roughly doubled this Sunday for the best possible view of the total eclipse of the sun.

Tourists and scientists alike descended onto Easter Island to glimpse a solar eclipse that plunged parts of Latin America into complete darkness on Sunday.

The sky over the Chilean island was dark for a total of four minutes during the rare eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking light rays and casting a shadow.

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