Chiayi Offering F-16 Show to Complement Eclipse|6/21夏至逢日環食 嘉義縣市F-16衝場搶客

The summer solstice falls on June 21 this year, and there will be an annular solar eclipse, which will be visible in Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, and Taitung. Chiayi City and County have teamed up to offer eclipse watching packages to tourists, and the Air Force has also agreed to conduct performances.

Fighter jets zoom across the sky, delighting the people watching on the ground. The Air Force's 4th Wing will conduct two F-16 aerial performances on June 21 as part of an event celebrating the summer solstice and annular solar eclipse organized by the governments of Chiayi County and Chiayi City.

We're happy Chiayi Air Base accepted our invitation for F-16 jets to perform.

The F-16s will fly across the Tropic of Cancer at around 4:50 p.m. We urge everyone to get their cameras ready so they won't miss capturing this rare opportunity.

Anyone who misses this upcoming annular solar eclipse will have to wait 200 years for the next one. The eclipse will be visible in Yunlin, Chiayi, and Tainan, all of which have organized eclipse watching activities, hoping to attract tourists.

You can see the annular solar eclipse from the hotel, which I think is great. You don't have to stand in a crowd.

Right now is the time that oysters are the most plump and delicious.

During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth. Teachers also urge people not to miss this rare opportunity.

The next time that you'll be able to see an annular solar eclipse from Taiwan is 2215. That means the annular solar eclipse on June 21 is a precious opportunity for this generation.

Chiayi City and Chiayi County are offering all types of activities on June 21 to attract tourists. They hope the eclipse will help to boost tourism revenues.


嘉義市政府教育處長 林立生表示:「我們很開心的邀請到,我們嘉義的水上空軍基地,能夠有F-16的戰機,來幫我們衝場的演出。」

嘉義縣長 翁章梁表示:「大概在4點50分左右,(F-16)我們就會飛過,我們北迴歸線的上空,我們希望大家把這個相機準備好,抓到最難得一見的鏡頭。」





嘉義市蘭潭國小老師 黃傅俊表示:「下一次,如果要在台灣,再看到日環食的話,就要再等到2215年,所以今年的6月21號日環食,對我們這一代的人來講,是相當珍貴的一件事情。」