Weathernews announced the weather trends on March 9, when a partial solar eclipse is observable. During the time of the partial solar eclipse, clouds tend to spread nationwide, and the sky looks unpleasant for eclipse observation, but in northern Japan and the Nansei Islands, there are likely to be opportunities for observation through the gaps in the clouds. In addition, the total solar eclipse that can be observed in parts of Southeast Asia will be broadcast live from Indonesia on "SOLiVE24".

■ 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 (Balikpapan, Kalimantan Island), where Weathernews broadcasts the total solar eclipse on "SOLiVE24", the total solar eclipse starts at around 9:33 Japan time, the maximum eclipse is around 9:34, and the total solar eclipse The end will be around 9:35.

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, cold clouds flow from the northwest of northern Japan, but there seems to be a chance to observe a solar eclipse through the gaps between the clouds. There is a high possibility that you can enjoy a solar eclipse in the eastern Hokkaido area where clouds do not easily flow.

In eastern Japan, where thick clouds are shining during the solar eclipse, and in western Japan, where it is already raining, it is expected that the weather will be unpleasant for eclipse observation. In the Nansei Islands, where clouds on the front are likely to appear after a solar eclipse occurs, there seems to be a chance to see the solar eclipse floating in the clouds.

The area where you can see the solar eclipse changes depending on the low pressure system, 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.

In addition, Weathernews plans to upload a high-quality video on YouTube that summarizes the period from the beginning of the sun's loss to the end of the solar eclipse after the total solar eclipse. For details, please refer to the special site "Total / Partial Solar Eclipse 2016".