Thousands gathered across countries in the Pacific region, including parts of Southeast Asia, Australia and Hawaii, to witness a rare total solar eclipse on Wednesday. While people in Indonesia should have had the best view, many were disappointed as clouds over some parts of the archipelago spoiled the experience. However, Bali saw the event, albeit partially, in clear skies, which made for some stunning images.
In parts of Australia, up to 50% of the sun could be seen shielded by the moon. While people in the Northern Territory had the best view, most sky gazers in the country saw about 10% of the sun blocked. However, the celestial event went predominantly unnoticed behind a cloud cover in Japan.
People in India, too, witnessed a partial eclipse. It was visible from Guwahati, Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar.