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Incredible Images From Yesterday's Solar Eclipse


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295 Incredible Images From Yesterday's Solar Eclipse
How the morning sky appeared for 3 minutes in Indonesia on March 9. Slooh

The total solar eclipse swept across skies in East Asia, South Asia, Australia, and Hawaii on the morning of March 9 – and spectators certainly weren’t disappointed.

The celestial event was most clearly and fully appreciated from Indonesia, where it kept some areas in near-darkness for just under 3 minutes. A partial eclipse was visible in Australia and parts of Southeast Asia.


Space observatories and social media users alike have been showing off the fruits of their morning stargazing, with thousands of images and videos flooding Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other websites.

Here’s some of the finest.

This GIF comes from Slooh, who also live-streamed a broadcast of the event with a group of astronomers. Slooh.

Indonesians use special sunglasses to observe the solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 09, 2016. The incredible natural phenomenon is visible on a path that starts in the Indian Ocean and slices across Indonesia including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Agoes Rudianto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.




Taken in Tugu Perdamaian Nosarara Nosabatutu, Palu, Indonesia. muhammad.chaidir/Instagram


A photo posted by Erri Setyawan (@errids) on


Over the Tugu Yogyakarta, a monument used to represent the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  errids/Instagram


A photo posted by Karen Ashley Ng (@renzze) on


As seen from the coast of Singapore. renzze/Instagram


A photo posted by Jalie Gay Sabado (@jahley) on



The partial eclipse over Cebu City, Philippines.  jahley/Instagram

Even Google's Doodle of the day, in parts of Australasia and south Asia, paid homage to the total eclipse. Olivia Huynh/Google


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