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Eclipse of the sun today, for the South Pacific


If you’re reading this, you’re probably not in the South Pacific for today’s total solar eclipse. Me neither. Too bad. The new moon will slide in front of the sun’s disk beginning at 2:15 p.m. EDT, casting a circular shadow on the Earth. The only land it will cross are Mangaia in the Cook Islands, Easter Island, a few scattered atolls, and southern Chile and Argentina. The next total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. is Aug. 21, 2017. Be there.  

For webcasts of this eclipse, find links at

(AP PHOTO: Aaron Favila, January 2009)

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