Gerhana Matahari Cincin – Solar Eclipse “Ring” Seen Over Indonesia and others countries
Kemarin, Senin, tanggal 26 Januari 2009, terjadi gerhana matahari cincin!
Gerhana matahari cincin tampak sangat jelas di Bandarlampung, propinsi Lampung. Langit tampak cerah. Sementara masyarakat dan para pelajar di kota itu beramai-ramai menontonnya
A sequence of photos shows the moon passing between Earth and the sun before, during, and after an annular eclipse, as seen on January 26, 2009, from Bandar Lampung in Indonesia.
The path of the full annular eclipse crossed mostly open ocean in the southern part of the globe, starting about 560 miles (900 kilometers) south of Africa and not reaching land until it crossed Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean (see map).
Still, observers in southern Africa, Madagascar, Australia, and Southeast Asia were able to watch a partial eclipse.
PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse “Ring” Seen Over Indonesia
January 26, 2009–The dark disk of the moon creeps across the setting sun during the first solar eclipse of 2009, as seen on Monday from Manila Bay in the Philippines.
People viewing from the southern Indian Ocean were among the few to see the full annular eclipse, so called because at its peak the eclipse is surrounded by an annulus, or ring, of fiery light.
Because the moon’s orbit is elliptical, its distance from Earth–and thus its apparent size–varies over time. Annular eclipses happen when the moon looks too small to completely cover the sun, an event that occurs about 66 times a century.
January 26, 2009
January 26, 2009
Haze blurs the bright ring around an annular eclipse on January 26, 2009.
The image was captured from Anyer Beach on the Indonesian island of Java, one of the few places where the solar eclipse was completely visible.
Crowds gathered across Indonesia to witness the event, some cheering and banging drums as the moon seemed to cross the face of the sun, the Associated Press reported.
“I’m old, but I still think this is magical,” resident Roanna Makmur, 66, told the AP. “Anyone who passed up this opportunity really missed out.”
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