Total solar eclipse captivates Asia


Millions of people across Indonesia and the Pacific have experienced a total solar eclipse, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness.

As the eclipse reached totality, the moon blocked all direct sunlight, turning day into night as crowds gathered to witness what some called a “magical” experience.

The eclipse was total in Indonesia and the Central Pacific, while parts of Australia and Asia experienced a partial one.

Astronomers reiterated advice not to look directly at the Sun with the naked eye, or through a telescope. Experts recommended using either a professional solar filter in front of a telescope or camera, or special eclipse-viewing glasses.

Source: BBC

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