I recalled the closest I get to see or experience a partial solar eclipse was during my stint with the Malaysian Today in Kuching. This 26th January, we in Borneo, have the chance to view the first solar eclipse of 2009, where its shadow will cut across Central Borneo. Even though Miri is not directly under its path, but this solar eclipse is the closest it could get in years to come.
During my younger days, back in the longhouse, our elders used to beat gongs, tawak, etc., with the intention to ‘wake’ the sun again. Eclipse are seen as if the sun had died.
Stay tune to this post update when the day arrive.
Full detail of this eclipse is available at NASA website.