North Maluku will become an eclipse destination 2016. Aside then Ternate, Tidore and also Maba, you can also choose a few other cities. One of them is Kao, a small coastal town on the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera. It is located in the North Halmahera Regency, part of the province of North Maluku.
Total Solar Eclipse is one of the most interesting natural phenomenon to see. By the time the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, the splendor and beauty of the corona will amaze you. But the change from brightness to darkness will also raise curiosity from the public. It will attract people to look up and see what actually happened and why the sun suddenly disappear.
Next year, Indonesia will experiences the solar eclipse on March 9 even though only some part of the country will experience the totality. It is a great opportunity for Indonesia, as the only land base observation. Well, if someone wants to try the Woleai atoll then there is another land base from Micronesia to view the totality.
The best view for Total Solar Eclipse 2016 will be from North Maluku as weather prospect is better comparing to Sulawesi, Borneo or Sumatera. Ternate will become the first gate to reach this province either by air or sea. From here you can choose to stay and watch the eclipse from Ternate or moving to another city such as Jailolo, Tidore, Kao, Buli, Sofifi or Maba.
During the Total Solar Eclipse 9 March 2016, Halmahera, the largest island in North Maluku will be the best place for viewing the totality as it will have the longest duration and the best weather prospects. Maba, the city in East Halmahera will be the perfect choice for totality as the centerline will pass through this city. And this is the last land base location for viewing the totality from Indonesia. The next one is Woleai atoll in Micronesia.