Bandung-get-partial-Solar Eclipse, The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Rizal Ramli together with the Ministry of Tourism Arif Yahya has agreed to make Total Solar Eclipse (GMT) 2016 which will take place simultaneously in almost all parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, as a momentum to boost the national tourism sector.
“Natural phenomena which are rare can be used as events to increase tourist arrivals to Indonesia and to mobilize domestic tourist trips in the country that this year’s target of 12 million tourists and 260 million trips,” says Rizal Ramli in a press release on Monday 25 January 2016. Total Solar Eclipse event is much in demand by astronomers and researchers, the astronomical community, the photographer, as well as foreign tourists and domestic tourists, including local communities. Taking this momentum to increase tourism is a good step.
Indonesia is ready to welcome the phenomenon of Total Solar Eclipse (GMT). In fact, some provinces have made preparations since long ago in order to welcome the rare natural phenomenon of this.
Preparation for the eclipse in Palembang, South Sumatra Ampera Bridge will be closed for 12 hours starting from 00:00 am until 12:00 pm because it will be used as an observation point eclipse. While in some provinces to observe the total solar eclipse in a clear, 70-80% of the hotel has been booked for a long time by the majority of foreign tourists.
In Bandung itself, observatory invites the public to watch the partial eclipse. Bosscha will provide 100 sunglasses and three telescopes with a diameter of 20 cm to observe the solar eclipse. While in Taman Pramuka (Park Scout) Bandung will be held “goofing off Eclipse”.
The duration of total solar eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse or GMT with a duration of about 2-3 minutes will traverse 12 provinces in Indonesia, Quoted from CNN Indonesia, some provinces were fortunate to witness them is Bengkulu, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Jambi, Bangka Belitung, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, West Sulawesi, Sulawesi Central, and Maluku as well as major cities such as Palembang, Tanjung Pandang, Palangkaraya, Balikpapan, Palu, Ternate, and Sofifi. Unfortunately, for the city of Bandung can only see a partial solar eclipse.
No wonder, because of the Total Solar Eclipse upcoming March 9, 2016, this only happens in some areas in the Pacific, and Indonesia is the region with the longest lines were crossed eclipse. The timing of the eclipse of any variety. In Bandung, is expected to start partial eclipse can be observed from 07.00 GMT and lasted only a few minutes.
Let’s set up your sunglasses and telescope be sure not to miss it, because of this solar eclipse, estimated to occur again in Indonesia in 2023.