Crowds Gather to Catch Glimpse of Solar Eclipse in Asia

A total solar eclipse was visible in parts of South East Asia on March 9, 2016, where the moon blocked the sun.

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A woman watches a partial solar eclipse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 9, 2016. Right, the solar eclipse as seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 9. The astronomical event can be seen across parts of Asia.
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A woman watches a partial solar eclipse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 9, 2016.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen from Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 9, 2016. Bangladeshi and Indian people in northeast and eastern coastal strip of the sub-continent viewed a partial solar eclipse as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly plunging cities into darkness and startling wildlife.
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An Indonesian woman joins other people to watch the total solar eclipse onboard the cruise ship KM Kelud near the island of Belitung in Indonesia, March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse swept across the country, witnessed by hordes of sky gazers and marked by parties, colorful tribal rituals and Muslim prayers.
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Indonesians observe the solar eclipse at Syiah Kuala University Tsunami research building, Banda Aceh, Indonesia on March 9, 2016. The incredible natural phenomenon visible on a path that starts in the Indian Ocean and slices across Indonesia including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 9, 2016.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen as a bird flies past in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 9, 2016.
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Indonesians wear protective glasses to watch the total solar eclipse at the Agung Mosque in Semarang on March 9, 2016. The eclipse can only be seen from parts of Indonesia.
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A partial solar eclipse occurs March 9, 2016 as seen from Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.
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Filipino students use welders glass to view the partial solar eclipse at the University of the Philippines in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines as it occurs, March 9, 2016.
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Almost a total solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 9, 2016. A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen behind passenger capsules of the Singapore Flyer, March 9, 2016, in Singapore. The last eclipse happened in Singapore in January 2009 and the next solar eclipse, an annular one, will occur on December 26, 2019.
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People watch a solar eclipse through x-ray films in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 9, 2016.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a palm tree in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 9, 2016.
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Filipino students use welders glass to view the partial solar eclipse at the University of the Philippines in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines as it occur, March 9, 2016.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. The rare astronomical event is being witnessed Wednesday along a narrow path that stretches across 12 provinces encompassing three times zones and about 40 million people.
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