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Solar Eclipse 2016: Crowds witness the spectacular event around the world
The Solar Eclipse was witnessed in India too. This photo was taken by our photographer, Narayana Rao, from Vijayawada in the wee hours of March 9, 2016.
The Solar Eclipse was witnessed in India too. This photo was taken by our photographer, Narayana Rao, from Vijayawada in the wee hours of March 9, 2016.
A partial solar eclipse is seen at Serangan village in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen at Serangan village in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen at Serangan village in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen at Serangan village in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
The moon is obscuring part of the sun over flowers during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Photo: AP)
The moon is obscuring part of the sun over flowers during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Photo: AP)
The moon is obscuring part of the sun during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Photo: AP)
The moon is obscuring part of the sun during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Photo: AP)
Another photo from our reporter who witnessed the Solar Eclipse from Vijayawada in Andhra Prdesh. (Photo: Narayana Rao)
Another photo from our reporter who witnessed the Solar Eclipse from Vijayawada in Andhra Prdesh. (Photo: Narayana Rao)
Here is yet another picture from the Solar Eclipse seen from Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: Narayana Rao)
Here is yet another picture from the Solar Eclipse seen from Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: Narayana Rao)
An Air Asia passenger plane flies as a partial solar eclipse occurs Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as seen from Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. The rare astronomical phenomenon of total solar eclipse was witnessed in Indonesia on Wednesday along a narrow path that stretched across 12 provinces encompassing three time zones and about 40 million people. In other parts of the Indonesian archipelago and Asia, a partial eclipse was visible. (Photo: AP)
An Air Asia passenger plane flies as a partial solar eclipse occurs Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as seen from Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. The rare astronomical phenomenon of total solar eclipse was witnessed in Indonesia on Wednesday along a narrow path that stretched across 12 provinces encompassing three time zones and about 40 million people. In other parts of the Indonesian archipelago and Asia, a partial eclipse was visible. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a passenger capsule of the Singapore Flyer Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a passenger capsule of the Singapore Flyer Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind passenger capsules of the Singapore Flyer Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind passenger capsules of the Singapore Flyer Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the 9th century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the 9th century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
A Muslim woman looks up at the sun with protective glasses to watch a partial solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
A Muslim woman looks up at the sun with protective glasses to watch a partial solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A woman wears a protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A woman wears a protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A woman watches a solar eclipse through an x-ray film at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A woman watches a solar eclipse through an x-ray film at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A man watches a solar eclipse through an x-ray film in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A man watches a solar eclipse through an x-ray film in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
People watch a solar eclipse through x-ray films in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
People watch a solar eclipse through x-ray films in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
A family wear goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
A family wear goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
Children wear goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
Children wear goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
In this Jan 26, 2009 file photo, Indonesian children look up through x-ray film sheets to watch an annular solar eclipse in the sky in Anyer Beach, Banten province, Indonesia. The rare and awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, weather permitting. The full eclipse may be visible to several million people within its narrow path including eclipse chasers who have traveled from around the world for a chance to witness it. (Photo: AP)
In this Jan 26, 2009 file photo, Indonesian children look up through x-ray film sheets to watch an annular solar eclipse in the sky in Anyer Beach, Banten province, Indonesia. The rare and awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, weather permitting. The full eclipse may be visible to several million people within its narrow path including eclipse chasers who have traveled from around the world for a chance to witness it. (Photo: AP)
In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, an Indonesian girl look up through an x-ray film sheet to watch an annular solar eclipse in the sky as people gather in Anyer Beach, Banten province, Indonesia. The rare and awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, weather permitting. The full eclipse may be visible to several million people within its narrow path including eclipse chasers who have travelled from around the world for a chance to witness it.
In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, an Indonesian girl look up through an x-ray film sheet to watch an annular solar eclipse in the sky as people gather in Anyer Beach, Banten province, Indonesia. The rare and awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, weather permitting. The full eclipse may be visible to several million people within its narrow path including eclipse chasers who have travelled from around the world for a chance to witness it.
A local Balinese security guard wears goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
A local Balinese security guard wears goggles to watch a solar eclipse in the sky during Nyepi, the annual "Day of Silence" during which Balinese Hindus welcome the New Year in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
Muslim women perform an eclipse prayer during a partial solar eclipse at a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)
Muslim women perform an eclipse prayer during a partial solar eclipse at a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Wednesday, 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. (Photo: AP)