Monday, 23 September 2019

Nearing Total Moon Eclipse, Anies Gives Instructions to Officials

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  • A lunar eclipse seen in Denpasar, Bali, March 23, 2016. ANTARA/Fikri Yusuf

    A lunar eclipse seen in Denpasar, Bali, March 23, 2016. ANTARA/Fikri Yusuf

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a circular letter of instructions on the occurrence of Total Moon Eclipse in Jakarta. The letter dated January 23, addressed to three heads of Department, namely Head of Education, Head of Tourism and Culture, and Head of Education and Mental Spiritual Bureau.

    “On Wednesday, January 31, there will be a total lunar eclipse (GBT) in Jakarta area that coincides with the phenomena of the supermoon and Blue Moon. The beginning of GBT is estimated to occur at 19:51 pm, with the peak at 20:29 pm, and ends at 21:07 pm,” quoted in the circular letter wrote by Anies Baswedan.

    Read also: Total Lunar Eclipse to be Visible in West Sumatra

    Head of Jakarta Tourism and Culture Tinia Budiati confirmed the circulation of such letter was true. “Right (there is a letter),” said Tinia when contacted, on Tuesday night, January 23.
    In the letter, Anies Baswedan gave instruction to the three heads of the Related Office related to the GBT phenomenon. These instructions are:

    1. Kadisdik (Head of Education), please spread the news to schools containing information about the phenomenon of lunar eclipse accompanied with appeals to teachers to make the phenomenon as a medium of learning and encourage students' interest to study science and grateful for the grace and admire the greatness of God.

    2. Kadisparbud (Head of Tourism and Culture), please set up facilities and support in tourist attractions under the management of Jakarta Administration that can be used as a lunar eclipse observation point for the Jakarta citizens.

    3. Kabiro Dikmental (Head of Education and Mental Spiritual Bureau), please spread the news to the mosques containing information about the phenomenon of the lunar eclipse with the invitation and guidance to perform the eclipse prayer in syar'i (religious) way.

    MUHAMMAD HENDARYANTO



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