Out of this world: Satellite image shows Barbara, solar eclipse at same time

Out of this world: Satellite image shows Barbara, solar eclipse at same time
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A total solar eclipse across South America and a powerful hurricane in the Eastern Pacific happened at the exact same time — and both were captured from space.

Satellite imagery showed the solar eclipse and Barbara in the same shot on Tuesday.

The path of totality — in which the moon blocks the sun — was seen in Chile and Argentina starting at around 9:40 a.m. Hawaii time.

Meanwhile, Barbara was at that time a Category 4 hurricane more than 1,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

The storm has since weakened to a tropical storm on Friday.

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