Total solar eclipse wows Southeast Asia, social media

A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Bangkok, Thailand, March 9, 2016.© Chaiwat Subprasom
A total solar eclipse took place in Indonesia and Southeast Asia on Tuesday, and although the eclipse was only visible in a 100 mile stretch, many people captured images the whole world is sharing.

Solar eclipses have been a part of many cultures. Some legends focus on the sun being devoured by an angry animal or God that must be defeated; others play on the relationship between the sun and the moon. Folklore aside, there is no arguing that the 2016 solar eclipse was spectacular. Here are some pictures, in case you missed in.