TSE 2016 in Palangkaraya

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The Total Solar Eclipse on 9 March, 2016, will pass thru many Indonesian cities. The path of totality will pass thru the Central Kalimantan Province and the center line will pass thru the city of Palangkaraya, the province capital.

The TSE 2016 path across Palangkaraya. Courtesy: Xavier Jubier / Google Earth Pro

On March 9th, 2016, Palangkaraya will be in the path of totality with an eclipse duration of 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Contact Times

1st Contact  06:23:29.2 local time (WIB)
2nd Contact  atau Awal gerhana total: 07:28:55.7 local time (WIB)
Totality: 07:30:10.5 local time (WIB)
3rd Contact or End of Total Eclipse: 07:31:25.9 local time (WIB)
4th Contact or End of Partial Eclipse: 08:46:51 local time (WIB)

Jembatan Kahayan Palangka Raya.  Kredit: Wikimedia
Jembatan Kahayan Bridge at Palangkaraya. Courtesy: Wikimedia

For air travel, some airlines serve the domestic route to and from the  Palangkaraya airport (Tjilik Riwut) on a daily basis. Those airlines are: Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, Lion Air and Susi Air.

There are many accomodations in Palangkaraya, from 5 star hotels to backpacker level. A complete listing can be found in sites such as Booking.com, and Agoda

Links of Palangkaraya
Palangkaraya Local Government: http://www.palangkaraya.go.id/
Ministry of Tourism: http://indonesia.travel/id/discover-indonesia/region-detail/39/kalimantan-tengah
Wiki Travel: http://wikitravel.org/en/Palangkaraya

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Wicak Soegijoko

An Alumni of ITB Astronomy Department and former satellite parking attendant. Dabbles in strange and unique space calling devices. Loves astrophotography.

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