Spectators across Japan marveled at the first partial solar eclipse in three years on January 6, using telescopes with sunscreens, special glasses and pinhole projection to take advantage of the show safely.
The eclipse began in western Japan.
In Tokyo, the moon began to hide part of the sun at 8h43, before the disk returned to its normal format at 11h36, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
The eclipsed portion was larger in northern Japan.
In Sapporo, about 42 percent of the sun was hidden, compared to 20 percent in Fukuoka.
The next partial solar eclipse is expected in Japan in December 26.