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[In pictures] Total eclipse wows sky-watchers in Indonesia

[In pictures] Total eclipse wows sky-watchers in Indonesia
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A total eclipse has wowed crowds of sky-watchers in Indonesia. A partial eclipse of the sun was also visible to millions in Australia, other parts

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A total eclipse has wowed crowds of sky-watchers in Indonesia.

A partial eclipse of the sun was also visible to millions in Australia, other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

But only people in a small band of Indonesia had the opportunity to see the moon perfectly silhouetted by the sun.

Wow, a total solar #eclipse2016! See the moon pass directly in front of the sun. It happened at 8:38 to 8:42 pm ET. https://t.co/qK6O4xppbn

— NASA (@NASA) March 9, 2016

Indonesia last saw a total eclipse back in 1983 and it will be three years until the next one.

It is a sight that has drawn thousands to this part of the world.

  • Total solar eclipse

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  • Total solar eclipse

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  • Total solar eclipse

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  • Total solar eclipse

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  • Total solar eclipse

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  • Total solar eclipse

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But not everyone in Indonesia’s had a good view this time around.

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Cloudy skies and smog obscured the total eclipse in Palembang city on the western island of Sumatra, disappointing the crowds who’d gathered shortly after daybreak.

The world’s next total solar eclipse is due in August next year and should be visible in the US.

The diamond ring just at the end of the total eclipse #SolarEclipse Balikpapan Indonesia pic.twitter.com/cJYHPAyzQ2

— dsulistiyo (@dsulistiyo) March 9, 2016

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