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.

The total solar eclipse is seen from Ternate island, Indonesia. (Reuters/Beawiharta)
The total solar eclipse is seen from Ternate island, Indonesia. (Reuters/Beawiharta)
As seen from Caringin Tilu hill in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia (AFP/Timur Matahari)
As seen from Caringin Tilu hill in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia (AFP/Timur Matahari)
Melati Nurguritno tweeted photographs from Depok, Indonesia. (Twitter/Melati Nurguritno)
Melati Nurguritno tweeted photographs from Depok, Indonesia. (Twitter/Melati Nurguritno)
Bangkok, Thailand, saw a partial eclipse. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)
Bangkok, Thailand, saw a partial eclipse. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)
A partial solar eclipse could be seen from Singapore, too. (Reuters/Edgar Su)
A partial solar eclipse could be seen from Singapore, too. (Reuters/Edgar Su)

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.

Twitter/Official Bureau of Meteorology (Northern Territory)
Twitter/Official Bureau of Meteorology (Northern Territory)

People in India, too, witnessed a partial eclipse. It was visible from Guwahati, Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar.