Clouds over Indonesia obscure total eclipse of the sun for many

March 9, 2016 3:02 AM

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PALEMBANG, Indonesia A solar eclipse enthralled Indonesia on Wednesday but clouds spoiled the view for many skywatchers in the east of the archipelago, the only part of the country that had the opportunity to see it in totality.

In Palembang city on the western island of Sumatra where the total eclipse should have been visible, cloudy skies and smog obscured the view for many of the thousands of people who gathered outside shortly after daybreak.

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