The regions of Indonesia and Micronesia were blessed with mostly clear skies during the recent solar eclipse. The track of the umbra shadow shows a purple marker where the duration of total eclipse was the longest at just over 4 minutes. The island of Woleai was in the ideal location near that marker. The eclipse was in the morning of 9 March for them, but in the evening of 8 March east of the dateline.
This video, images courtesy of Japan Meteorological Agency with data courtesy JMA and NOAA, shows the progress of the shadow of the Moon seen from the Himawari-8 weather satellite. The colors are true. Cloud movements are also visible.
A team supported by NASA and the Exploratorium was sent to Woleai with several telescopes and solar measuring equipment. They broadcast live during the eclipse via NASA TV. All images in this post are screen captures from their broadcast.
Progress of the Moon across the face of the Sun was slow. The Moon moved from the lower right toward the upper left as it passed in front of the Sun. One small sunspot was visible on its face. This image captured the moment the Moon crept by and covered that sunspot.
What follows is a sequence of images with local U.S. central standard times captioned beneath them. Notice in most images the large solar prominence extending at the top. It is several times larger than the Earth. Two different filters were used on the two telescopes which gave images in very light gray and some in orange. Different details can be seen in each.