Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

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TERNATE, INDONESIA: A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, marked by ecstatic sky gazers cheering the spectacle, devout Muslims kneeling in prayer and tribespeople performing rituals.The moon began to move between the Earth and sun at 6:19 am (2319 GMT Tuesday), and about an hour later a total eclipse became visible in western parts of the country. Other parts of Southeast Asia witnessed substantial partial eclipses.

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