Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 Wednesday
According to the National Planetarium’s website, the partial eclipse will have a maximum overlapping of up to 87% in the southern parts of Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.
This will decrease as it moves into the northern regions of the peninsula and Sabah.
Depending on the location, stargazers will be able to witness the phenomenon starting 7.24am on Wednesday during “first contact” when the moon’s disk will first touch the edge of the sun.
A total solar eclipse will be visible in Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Pacific Ocean, and will last for a total of four minutes and nine seconds.
Stargazers are advised to use safety filters to prevent permanent eye damage.
More information on the eclipse in Malaysia can be obtained from the National Planetarium’s website at http://planetarium.angkasa.gov.my/ which will also feature a live webcast of the event.
The next solar eclipse in the country will be on Dec 16, 2019.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:53:00 PM