Total solar eclipse captivates Asia
March 9, Jakarta: Millions of people across Asia and the Pacific have experienced a total solar eclipse, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness.
The eclipse began at 06:19 local time (23:19 GMT Tuesday) as the Moon started to pass directly in front of the Sun.
As the eclipse reached totality, the Moon blocked all direct sunlight, turning day into night, reports said.
In Indonesia's Belitung province, a crowd gathered on a beach and witnesses spoke of a "magical" experience.
The eclipse was total in Indonesia and the Central Pacific, while parts of Australia and east Asia experienced a partial one.
The Oslo Times