Satellite captures video of solar eclipse and Category 4 hurricane crossing paths

The moon's shadow is seen passing over the South Pacific, right past Hurricane Barbara.
The moon's shadow is seen passing over the South Pacific, right past Hurricane Barbara. Photo credit: NOAA

A NASA satellite has captured Tuesday's total solar eclipse and a Category 4 hurricane crossing paths. 

The Solar Eclipse was visible in parts of Chile and Argentina and was the region's first eclipse since 1592, according to the Chilean Astronomy Society.

The footage, which was posted on Twitter by the Nationa Weather Service in Kansas, was from the GOES satellite system which is jointly run by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In the video, the moon's shadow is seen passing over the South Pacific, right past Hurricane Barbara. 

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness.

Hurricane Barbara grew into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday. Hurricane categories are determined by wind speed, with a Category 4 hurricane having wind speeds of up to 250km/h. 

Hurricane Barbara is expected to dissipate before reaching land. It is currently about 1900km southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. 

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