Clouds obscure Solar eclipse off Indonesia

Solar-eclipseMillions of people across Indonesia and the Pacific have experienced a total solar eclipse, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness. But many parts of Asia could not have the chance to view the rare celestial event as heavy clouding dampened the spirit.
The eclipse began at 06:19 local time (23:19 GMT Tuesday)
The total eclipse began at 00:15 GMT, with the moment of maximum shadow at 01:59 GMT. It ended at 6:47 am today
NASA scientists used a polarization camera to capture 59 exposures of the Sun in just over three minutes, collecting data on the innermost parts of the sun’s volatile, superheated atmosphere.
This region can only be observed during total solar eclipses when the Sun’s bright face is completely blocked by the Moon.
The lower part of the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, is thought to hold the keys to several solar mysteries, including the birth of explosive clouds of solar material called coronal mass ejections and the mystery of why the corona is actually hotter than the surface, according to a report by BBC.

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