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Did You Know? Jakarta Has The Best View Of The Blood Moon

March 19, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

The Blood Moon, which usually refers to a total lunar eclipse, will occur on April 4 this year. It will be the third out of four successive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.

During a total lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon line up in a straight line, of which the earth will block the sunlight completely from the sun reaching the moon. However, due to the Earth’s atmosphere refracting the sunlight, this causes the surface of the moon to be light up indirectly, resulting in this extraordinary “Blood Moon” phenomenon to occur.

The blood moon will be visible on April 4 in Asia, Australia, the Pacific and America, starting from 18:17 with the peak phase lasting only 5 minutes from 20:00 to 20:05 Hong Kong time. The total lunar eclipse can be observed with the naked eye, so don’t forget to set your alarm and witness the moment at 20:00 on April 4.

However, because of the geographical location, the lunar eclipse in Jakarta is set to be even more spectacular, with stargazers getting the chance to witness the blood moon rising over the skyline of Jakarta starting from 19:00 Jakarta time. Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, offers two daily nonstop services between Hong Kong and Jakarta. It all adds up to an unmissable chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Indonesia’s capital city.

 

Garuda Indonesia Hong Kong / Jakarta Schedule# (Local time)
Flight Number Route Departs Arrives Frequency
GA873 Hong Kong-Jakarta 09:00 13:00 Daily
GA863 Hong Kong-Jakarta 17:10 21:10 Daily
GA860 Jakarta-Hong Kong 10:10 16:10 Daily
GA876 Jakarta-Hong Kong 23:45 05:45 +1 Daily

 

+1 denotes next day arrival   #Flight schedules are subject to change without notice

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