A solar eclipse happens once in a blue moon. Oh wait, that’s not right. Let’s be more specific: solar eclipses take place approximately every 18 months somewhere on Earth, although they only recur in any given place once every 360 to 410 years.
The last solar eclipse happened just last week, with the path of totality darkening the skies over parts of Chile and Argentina. But what made this solar eclipse even more special is that it happened right around sunset, which meant a dizzying array of colors was overtaken by complete darkness for moments until the sun reappeared from behind the moon. It’s a sight worth seeing, so take a look right here to see some stunning images from last week’s eclipse.