Amazing pictures of total eclipse in South East Asia

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Time lapse video showing the solar eclipse in Indonesia and Western Pacific

Millions of people in Indonesia and the Central Pacific have been treated to a rare total eclipse.

An eclipse is when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out its light.

When there is a total eclipse the whole of the Sun is covered, making the day seems like night.

The Moon began to creep across the face of the Sun not long after dawn blocking out its light for four minutes.

In other countries like Singapore, Australia and Thailand people the sun was only partly covered that is known as a partial eclipse.

Time lapse of total eclipse.Reuters
These pictures show how the Moon slowly blocked out the Sun in Indonesia.
The Sun peeps out around the shadow of the Moon during the total eclipse. This ring of light is called the Corona.Reuters
The Sun peeps out around the shadow of the Moon during the total eclipse. This ring of light is called the Corona.
A plane is seen passing in front of a partial eclipse over Taguig City in the Philippines.Reuters
A plane is seen passing in front of a partial eclipse over Taguig City in the Philippines.
The reflection of the partial eclipse seen on a woman's hand.Reuters
The reflection of the partial eclipse seen on a woman's hand.
Children watch the eclipse through special protective glasses.Reuters
Children watch the eclipse through special protective glasses.

The next full eclipse event will not happen until August 2017 and it will be visible from North America.