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Indonesia's Bali to Observe Zero Shadow Day Feb. 26-27

February 25, 2021, 04.38 PM

DENPASAR, - The Indonesian resort island of Bali will experience an astronomical phenomenon of zero shadow day when the sun will be exactly overhead on February 26-27. 

People can stand in the sun at any place and will see their shadows disappear for a few seconds. 

"The culmination is when the sun is right above our heads, and this only happens twice a year, in February and September in Bali," said Dwi Hartanto, head of the Bali Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) for Data and Information Division on Thursday, February 25.

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He said the culmination causes the sun ray will fall exactly vertical to the objects on the ground. The shadow of the upright object disappears because it overlaps with the object itself.

The zero shadow day will be observed in several regencies in Denpasar, Gianyar, Tabanan, Klungkung, and Bangli on February 26. Other regencies in Karangasem, Jembrana, and Singaraja will observe the phenomenon on February 27.

Dwi went on to say that people should not be worried because the temperature would not increase due to the rainy season.

"For the current condition, the temperature should not be affected because of the wet season. However, it could be hotter in September, but it would not be extreme," Dwi said.

(Writer: Imam Rosidin | Editor: Dheri Agriesta)


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