Solar Eclipse across the Indonesian Islands

The phenomenon of total solar eclipse on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The process start

The islands with palm trees swaying along the beaches, white sand tempt fishermen to just pass feel waves kissing the shore.

Spectacular natural phenomenon is happening in this country, the eclipse which occurred from the western region continues crossed to the eastern part of the archipelago, which is a long time for 3 hours and 30 minutes with the first contact occurred in Kutaagung, Lampung, at time 06.19.41 local.

This was followed by other cities, such as Jakarta, Bandung, Palembang, and the latter Jayapura, Papua, at 06.53.42 local time.

The Waiting

Almost the entire area of ​​the country can observe the whole process of the eclipse, while most other areas witnessed the solar eclipse only partially so that during the peak of the sun looks like a crescent moon.

Natural phenomenon gets interesting responses from tourists who arrive from all over the world, for example at the observation point, such as Terentang Beach, or Cape Kelayang Coast, Bangka Belitung Islands on Monday. They tirelessly waiting since dawn, at half past four.

The Eclipse

Travelers continued to flock to the area of ​​beautiful white sand, like an excerpt from a portal site Kompas Travel, foreign travelers consider the area around the observation point is very beautiful, "Here in this place, sandy beaches white but rarely visited. If another place has been frequented by tourists, such as Jakarta and Bali, would have been nobody wants to ask me to take pictures," said Steve, 63, from Australia, along with several of his friends who stay in hotels around the beach.

True, this tourist area, Cape Kelayang Coast suddenly enlivened by tourist visits, the interesting responses from foreign tourists is the atmosphere of a quiet neighborhood, but offers the charm of natural beach.

(Source WA Prodjo - Kompas Travel, TribunNews /Images S Sutantio, J Chen, E Yustika Sari)


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