The dark side of the moon: Photos of the only solar eclipse that will be seen in 2016.

The dark side of the moon: Photos of the only solar eclipse that will be seen in 2016.

Hundreds of tourists came to Indonesia to see the only total solar eclipse of 2,016.

The eclipse was also visible in some areas of Australia and Southeast Asia, from 7.20 am local time.


Path of the eclipse began in the Indian Ocean through Indonesia including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.


Thousands of tourists and astronomy enthusiasts flocked to Indonesia to catch the first solar eclipse of the country in nearly 33 years.


The eclipse was also visible in some areas of Australia and Southeast Asia.

However, only some parts of the country came to see the sun completely eclipsed by the moon, which occurred almost immediately after sunrise.

Because the shadow of the moon crossed the international date line, which appeared on the afternoon of day 8 in some regions, despite being visible from the morning of the 9th others.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon casts a shadow on earth as it passes between the earth and sun. At least twice a year, the orbits of the Moon and the Earth blocking the sun to make a shadow on Earth.

Most eclipses are partial, but when the moon is near the ground, a total eclipse can occur.

The last total solar eclipse was in March 2015, and the earlier it was in November 2012.

The total eclipse was visible across a wide path of roughly 62 to 93 miles (100-150km) that began in the Indian Ocean and sliced through parts of Indonesia including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi before finishing in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta was not in the path of the eclipse, but the port city of Palembang Sumatra itself.

The same sun is completely obscured from 90 seconds to five minutes, depending on the location of the viewer.

The point where the total eclipse lasted the longest – four minutes and nine seconds – was in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines.

Palembang was the first city to see the total eclipse, at approximately 7:20 am local time on March 9.

The total eclipse occurred then from midnight GMT, 19:00 ET 4 am GMT (23:00 ET).

Those who were in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart missed the eclipse, but those who were in northern Queensland you could see from about 11 am local time.

It happened in the Northern Territory and Western Australia 10am could see a partial eclipse from 8 am.

Astronomer Xavier Jubier recently also listed a series of flights that cross the path of the eclipse.

According to its website, “the biggest point of Eclipse is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia, where some 10 million people live within the path of totality.