Indonesia witnesses totality as Sun is blocked by the Moon


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Millions of people across Indonesia and the Pacific have experienced a total solar eclipse, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness.

The eclipse began at 06:19 local time (23:19 GMT Tuesday) as the Moon started to pass directly in front of the Sun.

As the eclipse reached totality, the Moon blocked all direct sunlight, turning day into night.

In Indonesia's Belitung province, a crowd gathered on a beach and witnesses spoke of a "magical" experience.

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