Millions of spectators in the United States and Latin America, with special glasses, telescopes and cameras with filters, excitedly enjoyed the “ring of Fire” which formed an annular eclipse of the Sun.
The phenomenon, visible in countries such as Colombia, Mexico or Brazil, brought together a large crowd of people in universities, astronomical observatories and in emblematic places such as the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacán, the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua or on the beaches of the Caribbean in Costa Rica. .
“Since I was a child I dreamed of being an astronaut (…) I found the event here in Panama spectacular,” Carlos Ramírez, a 55-year-old tour guide of Colombian origin, dressed as an astronaut at the Observatory of the Technological University, told AFP. , in Penonomé, 160 kilometers from the Panamanian capital.
The eclipse began to become visible in the United States shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time (4:00 p.m. GMT) in the state of Oregon, on the Pacific coast, and crossed the country from northwest to south, to San Antonio (Texas). It was seen in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico.
Upon seeing the long-awaited “ring of fire”, a crowd broke into applause in the city of Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico.