Yesterday, on November 13, several parts of the world witnessed a total solar eclipse -- a rare phenomenon where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
Many people didn't get a chance to personally witness the full effect of the eclipse this year unless they watched it online. The 108-mile-wide and 9,000-mile-long path of totality -- the strip of land (and sea) that witnesses the full effect of 2012's solar eclipse -- only occurred at the northern tip of Australia, various countries in the South Pacific Ocean, and near Chile.
CNET dug around to find some great online images of the astronomy anomaly, and we've gotten permission to share them.
Christian Fernando Cisternas Smith snapped this colorful picture of a partial solar eclipse setting near a building under construction in Santiago, Chile.
November 14, 2012 1:13 PM PST
Photo by: Christian Fernando Cisternas Smith
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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