Total solar eclipse: Tourists flock to Chile for celestial show

People in parts of Argentina and Chile will gaze heavenwards to see a rare total solar eclipse.

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    Occurring around once every 18 months, a total solar eclipse is a sight many astronomers, scientists and enthusiasts follow keenly.

    But in the Coquimbo and Atacama region in northern Chile where the skies are particularly clear, a number of tourists are hoping that this eclipse will be something special.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from La Higuera in Chile.


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