Chiayi plans eclipse activities

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Taipei Times
Date: May 12, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Chiayi Mayor Huang Min-hui, top right, and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, top left, attend a news conference in Taipei yesterday to promote activities for an annular solar eclipse on June 21.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

Eclipse events are planned in Chiayi City next month, as it is among the cities across Asia that lie almost in the center of the path where the moon will cast its shadow.

The city is among those in which people can observe the entire annular solar eclipse, Chiayi Mayor Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) said yesterday.

At an event in Taipei to promote eclipse activities, Huang invited members of the public to visit Chiayi for the June 21 astronomical phenomenon and to enjoy the area’s distinctive food, such as turkey rice and fish head casserole.

There are to be lectures on astronomy at Beisianhu Park, the main venue of the city-wide events, on June 20 and 21, the Chiayi City Government said.    [FULL  STORY]

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