Here's what it looked like:
A tourist tries special glasses at Chile's La Silla European Southern Observatory ahead of the eclipse.
A man takes pictures of a total solar eclipse in Chascomus, Argentina.
The solar eclipse begins.
The solar eclipse as seen from the La Silla European Southern Observatory.
Another view from La Silla.
View from La Silla as the sun peeks out from around the moon.
The solar eclipse progresses.
The moon entirely blocking the sun.
By Ashley Strickland and Rob Picheta, CNN