Next Solar Eclipse Predicted at 2023

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Astronomer Cecep Narwendaya, said that the next total solar eclipse in Indonesia will occur in 9 March 2023, seven year after the recent solar eclipse that gained much public attention. Cecep added that the next total solar eclipse will only last for one minute and sixteen seconds.

    Cecep stated that the 2023 solar eclipse can be seen from East Nusa Tenggara, Southwest Papua, Northeast Papua and Biak. "We calculated [the next solar eclipse] based on the moon and the sun’s position," Cecep said on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Cecep added the eclipse can also be seen in Jakarta, although only partially.

    Early this morning, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a rare total solar eclipse, which can only be seen in Southeast Asia and several island in Indonesia, had occurred.

    Dicka Andantino, a member of Jakarta Amateur Astronomer Association (HAAJ), the eclipse brought a change of temperature to the earth. "During an eclipse, temperature will decrease," Dicka said.