Solar Eclipse in pics: Images from across the world one should not miss

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New Delhi, Mar 9: A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle.

The moon began to move between the Earth and sun at 6:19 am (2319 GMT Tuesday), and about an hour later a total eclipse became visible in western parts of the country.

The sun then went entirely dark in a broad arc right across the country, to the eastern Maluku Islands, before the eclipse swept out across the Pacific Ocean.

Partial eclipses were also visible over other parts of Asia and Australia, with schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur donning special eclipse-viewing glasses to watch the spectacle and crowds gathering early in Singapore to witness the phenomenon.

Here are few images of the partial Solar Eclipse:

In pics: Solar Eclipse across the world

A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle.

In pics: Solar Eclipse across the world

Tens of thousands of foreign and Indonesian tourists flocked to the best viewing spots, and special events were organised for the Solar Eclipse.

In pics: Solar Eclipse across the world

In Palangkaraya, on Borneo island, Dayak tribesmen performed a special ritual to ensure that the sun, which they view as the source of life, did not disappear entirely.

In pics: Solar Eclipse across the world

On an island in the Mentawai chain, off Indonesia's main western island of Sumatra, hundreds cheered, prayed and hugged one another as the moon blocked out the sun.

In pics: Solar Eclipse across the world

Partial eclipses were also visible over other parts of Asia and Australia.

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