■ When can you see the total or partial solar eclipse?
According to the National Astronomical Observatory, this solar eclipse can be observed as a total solar eclipse in parts of Southeast Asia such as Indonesia and as a partial solar eclipse throughout Japan. In Indonesia (Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island), the total solar eclipse begins at around 9:23 Japan time, the maximum eclipse is around 9:24, and the total solar eclipse ends at around 9:25.
In Tokyo, it will be a partial solar eclipse from 10:12, and the maximum eclipse will be reached around 11:08. This partial solar eclipse is the first solar eclipse seen in Japan (where people live) in about four years since the annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2012.
■ What is the weather on March 9th?
Around 9 to 12 o'clock on the 9th of Japan time, there are few clouds on the Sea of Japan side of northern Japan and western Japan, which are far from low pressure systems and fronts, so there seems to be a chance to see a partial solar eclipse. Especially on the Pacific side of eastern Hokkaido, there is a high possibility that the blue sky will spread.
On the other hand, on the Pacific side of western and eastern Japan, it is expected that thick clouds will spread due to the influence of the low pressure system that is advancing near the southern coast of Honshu, and it will be difficult to see the solar eclipse. Okinawa has a chance, but if it overlaps with the passage of the front, it will be hidden by thick clouds.
The area where the solar eclipse can be seen changes depending on the south bank low pressure, the development level of the front, and the deviation of the course. For the latest information, please refer to Weathernews' special site for PC " total / partial solar eclipse 2016 " and special site for smartphones " March 9, 2016 total / partial solar eclipse ".
■ Live broadcast of total solar eclipse from Indonesia on "SOLiVE24"
In the 24-hour live broadcast program "SOLiVE24", the state of the total solar eclipse will be broadcast live from Indonesia from 8 o'clock on March 9, Japan time. The program can be viewed on the smartphone app "Weathernews Touch" and the company's website, as well as on TV (BS 910Ch), YouTube, and Nico Nico Live Broadcasting.