Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

By Attila Nagy on at

Around 12 hours ago the rare astronomical event that is the total solar eclipse was witnessed in Indonesia, while other parts of Asia experienced a partial eclipse. Because you probably missed it, here’s a quick photo roundup so you can start the day in awe.

The narrow path of our Moon’s shadow — and the total eclipse with it — stretched across 12 Indonesian provinces, crossed three times zones, and could be seen by about 40 million people. In other parts of the Indonesian archipelago, and in several Asian countries – such as India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore – a partial eclipse was visible.

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A man watches a solar eclipse through an x-ray film in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

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. Photo: Bullit Marquez/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a passenger capsule of the Singapore Flyer. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the 9th century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.. Photo: Slamet Riyadi/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Photo: Aung Shine Oo/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A total solar eclipse is seen in Belitung, Indonesia. Photo: AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A partial solar eclipse is seen in Hyderabad, India. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A partial solar eclipse is seen from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: A.M. Ahad/AP

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

A girl watches the total solar eclipse in Palembang city in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

Eclipse is seen from Palembang city in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

Eclipse is seen from Palembang city in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

 

Last Night's Solar Eclipse Looks Stunning in These Captivating Images

 

European Space Agency’s PROBA-2 micro-satellite views partial solar eclipse. Image: ESA/ROB