Total solar eclipse to be witnessed from Indonesia on Hari Nyepi (9 March)
A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.
Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. It will have a magnitude of 1.0450 visible across an area of the Pacific Ocean, beginning in Indonesia, and ending in the northern Pacific Ocean.
The total solar eclipse will be visible from Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and from locations in the Pacific Ocean. The eclipse will be partial for people in South and East Asia and northern and eastern Australia. Totality will last for 4 minutes and 09 seconds.
The total phase of this solar eclipse will not be visible from Jakarta, but it will be observed from there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon will cover a large portion of the Sun, so this will still be a spectacular sight.