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Watch: Stunning Video of Total Solar Eclipse from Argentina


Watch the total solar eclipse on July 11 come and go with these folks down in El Calafate, Argentina. Very cool to see the cone of light sweep from left to right as the phenomenon reaches its conclusion and the sun prepares to emerge again.

Nature at her finest, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via kottke)

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  1. Proof that God is mad at Argentina.

    Posted by: Casey | Jul 19, 2010 9:47:09 PM

  2. Guess that group is unfamiliar with the term "quiet contemplation." I'd have to restrain myself from doing something entirely illegally to the guy blowing on the kazoo noise maker during most of that.

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 19, 2010 11:03:49 PM

  3. A solar eclipse. The cosmic ballet goes on.

    Posted by: Tone | Jul 19, 2010 11:30:37 PM

  4. I had to mute this cuz the humans ruined it.

    I mean...shut the fuck up.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Jul 20, 2010 12:27:05 AM

  5. i have seen 2 solqr eclipses in my day, but neither was as spectacular as this. and i doubt that folks in ancient days practiced quiet contemplation. in fact, they no doubt raise a racket to scare away the wolf or whatever was trying to eat the sun. i could have done without the vuvuzuela though, south africa's blight on the world.

    Posted by: jack | Jul 20, 2010 7:03:47 AM

  6. Where’s Warren?

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 20, 2010 8:43:05 AM

  7. truly phenomenal ...

    Posted by: Lou Partridge | Jul 20, 2010 8:51:41 AM

  8. Hopefully someone will set this to music - Peaceful music.

    Posted by: Maverick69 | Jul 20, 2010 9:12:45 AM

  9. I believe that "kazoo" is a vuvuzela. Made world famous by the most recent world cup telecasts.

    Posted by: Erstegeiger | Jul 20, 2010 9:30:05 AM

  10. At the one solar eclipse I experienced, people could not help but whoop from joy and excitement as darkness fell for 2 minutes, except for the bus driver who kept leaning on his horn trying to get people to clear the streets in front of him so he could keep moving - while the eclipse was happening all around him.

    Posted by: Alan Miles | Jul 20, 2010 9:41:49 AM

  11. An eclipse is a sign of "God" being "mad" at Argentina...are you that ignorant?

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Jul 20, 2010 10:30:07 AM

  12. I muted it, and simultaneously launched up a video of the opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra by R. Strauss (which is a musical depiction of a sunrise): it's about two minutes long, so you have to skip forward the eclipse to the exciting parts.

    Alternatively, 'Nimrod' from E. Elgar's Enigma Variations works rather well.

    Posted by: Musical Supervisor | Jul 20, 2010 10:31:57 AM

  13. wow beautiful. The eclipise was nearly hidden by the mountains in the distance. Or are those clouds?

    Posted by: Tom A. | Jul 20, 2010 10:40:19 AM

  14. That was lovely. But that woman sounded like she was repeating porn dialogue ("OH MY GOD! It's beautiful! OH MY GOD! It's HUGE!").

    Posted by: Michael M. | Jul 20, 2010 5:11:47 PM

  15. Stunning visuals but it needs a better soundtrack.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 20, 2010 6:13:34 PM

  16. But what you Don't see, off camera, is a Really Big Dimmer Switch in The Sky!

    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Jul 20, 2010 9:02:35 PM

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