According to reporting from Antara Jatim, Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that people in Bali can observe a partial solar eclipse on Friday (20/4).
“This rare phenomenon starts at 10.28 WITA and the peak of the eclipse is at 11.55 WITA,” said Head of BMKG Region III Denpasar Cahyo Nugroho in Denpasar, Tuesday.
BMKG said that there were two eclipses, namely a total solar eclipse and an annular solar eclipse, sequentially in one phenomenon so that it was called rare. However, based on BMKG data, Bali can only observe a partial solar eclipse, while an annular solar eclipse cannot be observed in all parts of Indonesia, report Antara Jatim.
Two solar eclipses that occur sequentially in one phenomenon are also called hybrid solar eclipses, which must be observed using special glasses that can filter radiation. Therefore, the BMKG asked the public not to observe the eclipse with their eyes directly because solar radiation can damage their eyes.
He explained that a solar eclipse is an event where the sun’s light shining on the earth’s surface is blocked by the moon. Given that the diameter of the moon is smaller than the diameter of the earth, the duration of the solar eclipse is expected to be shorter, say Antara Jatim.
Communities in the Bali region can observe a partial solar eclipse, while a total solar eclipse can be observed on Biak Island and Kisar Island in Maluku Province with a peak duration of one minute two seconds and one minute five seconds respectively.
BMKG noted that only the northern part of Aceh Province could not observe the solar eclipse.
Source: Antara Jatim