(CNN)A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday at the exact same time a Category 4 hurricane was developing near the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, and it was caught on the same satellite loop.
A satellite captured a powerful hurricane and a solar eclipse at the same time
"Not too often you catch a Category 4 hurricane and a solar eclipse occurring in the same satellite loop," the National Weather Service tweeted with a clip of video.
The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory on Hurricane Barbara, which is more than 1,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
"It is not a threat to any landmass in the next several days," CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. "But it did rapidly intensify [Monday and Tuesday] into a powerful Category 4 with 140-mile-per-hour winds."
Miller said Hurricane Barbara is moving northeast at 13 mph, away from land, into the open ocean.
Simultaneously, a total solar eclipse was visible across South America. The path of totality, in which the moon visibly blocks the sun, could be seen in Chile and Argentina. Outside that area, a partial solar eclipse was visible.