KOMPAS.com – Solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon that is eagerly awaited by people around the world, including in Indonesia. Because it doesn’t happen every month.
Then, when 2022 solar eclipse will this happen?
Indonesian Amateur Astronomer Marufin Sudibyo said that solar eclipse throughout 2022 occurred twice, including:
1. Partial solar eclipse 1 Mei 2022
Partial solar eclipse had happened previously, namely on Saturday, May 1, 2022. Marufin explained, the beginning of the Partial Solar Eclipse occurred at 01.45 WIB, then peaked at 03.41 WIB.
Meanwhile, the end of the Partial Solar Eclipse will occur at 05:37 WIB. This eclipse is not visible in the territory of Indonesia, and can only be observed in the southern American continent.
The next partial solar eclipse, said Marufin, will occur on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
As for the initial stages partial solar eclipse October 25, 2022 occurred at 15:58 WIB, the peak of the eclipse was at 18:00 WIB. Furthermore, the end of the Partial Solar Eclipse will occur at 20.02 WIB.
Sadly, Partial Solar Eclipse October 25, 2022 cannot be observed in Indonesia.
“Not seen in Indonesia, only seen in Europe, North Africa, West-South-Central Asia,” said Marufin when contacted Kompas.comFriday (1/7/2022).
The solar eclipse is predicted to occur again on April 20, 2023.
Quoted from the news Kompas.comThursday (28/4/2022) experts said, solar eclipse phenomenon this will be a hybrid eclipse that exhibits the characteristics of Total Solar Eclipse and an annular solar eclipse.
In addition, the next Total Solar Eclipse phenomenon is also predicted to be visible from North America, and will occur on April 8, 2024.
The impact of the solar eclipse
To note, a Partial Solar Eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon when the Earth, Moon and Sun lie in a straight line, the surface of the Sun observed from Earth is only partially covered by the Moon.
This is because the shadow of the Moon that falls on the Earth’s surface is only a penumbral or pseudo shadow. Meanwhile, the core umbra shadow is outside the Earth’s surface.
“The solar eclipse occurs during the new Moon (conjunction). That is, the position of the Moon and Sun as seen from Earth,” said Marufin.
“In every event of conjunction and opposition of the Moon (i.e. the full moon), it is always accompanied by rising tides of sea water. So there is the potential for coastal flooding (rob) when a solar eclipse occurs,” he continued.
Another impact of a solar eclipse is on the supply of electricity from solar power. Solar eclipses, especially total solar eclipses, can reduce the intensity of sunlight that is not on the Earth’s surface in the eclipse zone.
Thus reducing the electrical power that can be produced from solar power, both from non-thermal principles such as solar panels or photovoltaics, as well as from thermal principles such as solar towers, Stirling generators and so on.
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