Indonesian hotels fully booked for 2016 solar eclipse

Indonesian hotels fully booked for 2016 solar eclipse
The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. People in most of north and south America should be able to witness this year's first total lunar eclipse, which will cause a 'blood moon' and is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years.

PALU, Indonesia - Some hotels in Indonesia have been fully booked for a total eclipse of the sun expected in the archipelago in April 2016.

The provinces of Bengkulu, South Sumatra, South Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi are potential viewing sites for the phenomenon.

"Tourists have already booked hotel rooms and homestays from March to April 2016. They will come to watch the total eclipse of the sun," Palu city's Culture, Tourism and Creative Economy Office head Rosdiana Lalusu told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The eclipse is expected to take place on April 9 at 1.58pm, and to last 4min 9sec.

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