Hundreds gathered in Indonesia’s capital to witness annular solar eclipse

Life Faizah Kamal 31-Dec-2019

On December 26, hundreds of visitors congregated at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to participate in the observation and coverage of the annular solar eclipse. The observation was organised by Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory and began at 10:48 a.m. local time, despite overcast weather.

“I had been waiting here earlier, since I know from social media that the Jakarta Planetarium will be holding such an observation,” Putri, a student, informed news agency ANTARA at the location.

On the day, people in Indonesia were able to observe the annular solar eclipse phenomenon in some of the best viewing locations, including in Riau Province’s Siak District and West Kalimantan Province’s Singkawang City.