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Bali to Experience a 'Zero Sun Day' on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Meteorological, Climate and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has announced that for those living in Bali the companionship of their shadow will be briefly suspended at 12:04 pm local time on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

As reported by Beritabali.com, Bali, together with a number of other locations in Indonesia, will experience a fleeting moment of “no shadows” when the Sun is positioned exactly over the equator.

Explaining this phenomenon, BMKG issued a statement saying explaining that “Zero Shadow Day” will occur in Bali on October 16th when exactly at 12:04 pm Bali-time the sun will be directly over Bali’s latitude with the sun’s ray striking the earth at a perpendicular angle. 

Don’t worry, you’ll still have a shadow, but you’ll have to jump up in the air to see your constant companion of self-created shade that will be directly under your feet at that particular moment in time.

But, to the casual observer, you’ll appear to have no shadow. Moreover, barring any cloud cover at the time of the phenomenon’s occurrence, the sun may feel slightly warmer than normal.

Zero Sun Days will also take place in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara Barat, and Maluku.

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