Lagganan Rob Area Asked to Alert the Lunar Eclipse

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, January 31 2018 - 14:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Semarang - The Central Java Meteorological Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts a total lunar eclipse that will occur on January 31, 2018 will potentially lead to rob in various areas that are frequently hit by the phenomenon.

"Rob will get worse if the peak of the eclipse is also accompanied by rain," said Head of Data and Information BMKG Central Java Iis Widya Harmoko in Semarang, Tuesday (30/1/2018)

Currently, he added, is the peak of the rainy season.

He explained the lunar eclipse will occur starting at around 18:00 to 23:00 pm.

"For the peak of the eclipse occurred at around 20:30 pm, with duration of about 1 hour 16 minutes," he said.

When the eclipse occurs, he explains, the moon is in the closest position to Earth.

If during the eclipse along with the rain fall, he added, it is expected that the rob condition will be quite high.

At the height of the rainy season, according to him, rainfall with mild to moderate intensity will occur from noon to night.

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