Mexican federales, soldiers in full uniform armed with rifles, patrolling the sand amongst the telescopes

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Absolutely the last eclipse article you have to read this year

A gaggle of astronomy nuts on the tip of Baja

What they saw was astonishing — gigantic prominences, red sheets of burning gas hundreds of thousands of miles high, shooting out from the sun’s surface on three sides. “It’s on fire all around,” one woman exclaimed.

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