May 30, 2023

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Total solar eclipse wows viewers in Australia, Indonesia

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The solar eclipse tracked from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and was mostly over water, but a lucky few were treated to about a minute of total darkness.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Under a cloudless sky, about 20,000 eclipse chasers watched a rare solar eclipse plunge part of Australia’s northwest coast into brief midday darkness Thursday with an accompanying temperature drop.

The remote tourist town of Exmouth, with fewer than 3,000 residents, was promoted as one of the best vantage points in Australia to see the eclipse that also crossed remote parts of Indonesia and East Timor.

An international crowd had been gathering for days, camping in tents and…

2023-04-19 23:06:13

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