Crowds across Asia were treated to stunning views of a total solar eclipse on Wednesday morning.
Those in Indonesia had the best vantage point, just as the moon blacked out the sun in totality over Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra, before moving eastwards across Sulawesi and Borneo, and then over to the Maluku Islands.
The eclipse was also partially visible in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hawaii and northern Australia, NASA said
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves directly between the earth and sun, and was first visible in Western Indonesia at 6:20 AM Wednesday, March 9 local time (11:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Nigerian time).
We heard from the news that they were distributing glasses. We got them because we arrived at 3 a.m., he said.
Forty-year old Hary Mulyarakman surprised his three young children at 3 a.m. and roused them to come here.
I want my children to witness it. It only happens every what, 30 years? I want them to learn about the science behind it but also to see the beauty of God’s creation, he said.