Wednesday , Marc 9th 2016 will be a historical moment for Indonesia. For at that time, almost 3000 Scientists from all around the world will be coming to Indonesia. A magnet to attract them is a very rare celestial sight, Total Solar Eclipse 2016.
Indonesia is a very fortunate country on the Equator line wich is traversed by the sun. There are at least 12 regions will be used as observation points.
Acording to Javanesse myth , the Total Solar Eclipse happened when Bathara Kala, a giant evil who alaways disturbs the peace of inhabitants of heaven and earth. Then Bathara Guru drove him. In his anger, Bathara Kala swallowed the sun to make the earth dark.
Fortunately, The Astronomists finally found that, The Total Solar Eclipse happens when The Sun, The Moon and The Earth in a line together. When the moon passes directly in a front of the Sun, it’s created dark, giant shaddow on earth. The largest shadow called PENUMBRA. It will occur to some largest areas on the surface of earth. The small shadow called UMBRA, on the earth wich is Umbra occurs, people can observe the Total Solar Eclipse. And this time, Indonesia will be the luckiest country, Indonesia is The Best Place To Witness it.
Sighting the Total Solar Eclipse directly is really danger. For it X-rays is really powerful and can damage the retina and lead to vision loss.
Some Scientist use special filter on lens to observe this phenomena.
However, people around the globe can see it through a live streaming video on their computer. From Micronesia (another part of earth that also hit by The Total Solat Eclipse), there will be a webcast , beginning at 8 pm ET Tuesday at exploratorium.edu or NASA TV.
Specially in Surabaya, the moment will be running on 2 hours and 18 minutes, some Astronomic Clubs will gather in the Ken Park. A beach region in eastern Surabaya. You can watch the report at http://www.SurabayaAstronomyClub.com
Some Cities in Sumatera Island, Kalimantan and Maluku can be the best place to witness The Total Solar Eclipse 2016 , suc as : Mentawai, Palembang, Bangka Belitung, Tanjung Pandan, Sampit, Palangkaraya, Balikpapan, Palu, Poso, Luwuk, and Ternate.
However, many other cities, from the east to the west regions of Indonesia can be the place to witness it in random time and various procentage of totally eclipse.
So enjoy the Total Solar Eclipse while exploring The Beauty nature and traditions of Indonesia, or watch live streaming webcast from your lappy. Cheers