Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

Title: Folklore Series:  Bonggakaradeng, A Solar Eclipse Story

Organization: langitselatan

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Description:  This is a tale from Sulawesi about the sun’s eclipse and its relation with the cultural and religious aspects there.

Bio: Avivah Yamani is a an astronomy communicator from Indonesia.

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Hi this is Avivah from langitselatan, an astronomy media in Indonesia. Today we bring you a folklore related to the sky or astronomical event. Today’s story comes from Indonesia and is compiled by langitselatan.

This is a tale from Sulawesi about the sun’s eclipse and its relation with the cultural and religious aspects there.

That’s a story of how the sun is missing for a moment according to people in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Why am I telling this story? Right now, we are preparing ourselves for a total solar eclipse next year in 2016. And even though the south sulawesi is not part of the total eclipse path, they will still enjoy partial ecipse. As a preliminary information, there are a few cities in Indonesia which will be in 9 March, 2016 totality path. It will be Palembang in South Sumatera, Palangka Raya in Central Kalimantan, Palu in Central Sulawesi, Ternate in North Maluku and Halmahera in North Maluku as well. And you are all welcome to visit Indonesia for the next year Total Solar Eclipse on 9 March, 2016

Thank you for listening, this is 365 days of Astronomy

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