Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

FolkloreTitle: Folklore Series: Breaking The Sun

Organization: langitselatan

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Description: Today we will bring you a folklore from Indonesia as compiled by langitselatan to introduce astronomy through the story. It is about theMoon and stars originated from the sun.

Bio: Avivah Yamani is an astronomy communicator in langitselatan. An astronomy online media in Indonesia

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This is 365 days of Astronomy. Today we bring you a story of Indonesian folklore from Papua, about the Sun. This story compiled by langitselatan and become part of Stars Of Asia Project. It is said that Sunlight does not reach a certain part of Papua, the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. This tale tells about the Moon and the stars which originated from the Sun.

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