Total Solar Eclipse Will Take Place March 9

Posted: Mar 1 2016, 6:25am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


Total Solar Eclipse Will Take Place March 9
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  • Complete Eclipse of the Sun will occur on March 8th and 9th

A complete eclipse of the sun will occur on March 8th and 9th. It will take place in the sky above the Pacific Ocean.

It looks like a total solar eclipse will be taking place in the body of water that spans the middle distance between Japan and the Californian coast. The occurrence will be on the 8th and 9th of March.

It will definitely be a time to look forward to for astronomers and skygazers whether they are amateurs or professionals. A complete solar eclipse occurs when the moon intervenes between the earth and the sun.  

The moon throws the darkest part of its shadow known as the umbra on the surface of the earth. When the eclipse is at its peak, the whole area it is above is almost as dark as the night.

Only the denizens of Indonesia will be able to get a proper view of the eclipse, according to AccuWeather. The eclipse will begin in Indonesia and end in the northern regions of the Pacific Ocean. People in Australia and South East Asia will get a chance to view the eclipse at one time or another too.   

It will begin on March 8th and by March 9th it will have reached its maximum extent. The total time of the full scenario will be a mere 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

All those who want a gander at the solar eclipse ought to focus their telescopes and cameras at the scene when it occurs in that brief window of opportunity.

The open ocean will be an ideal place to go for a cruise on a yacht or just hire a boat to get a view of the eclipse. Specifically the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi will be the most ideal locations to gaze in admiration and awe at the solar eclipse.  

There are a number of other small islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean which would serve as the best vantage points for looking at the eclipse.

In Indonesia, the humidity will be at a maximum during the peak of the event. Several sites on the Internet will keep track of the happening. They are worth clicking open on your laptop or tablet. As for the next solar eclipse, it will occur in 2017 in the United States.

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