Friday, April 26

Malaysians can observe total lunar eclipse today


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will witness a total lunar eclipse for about six hours today.

A National Space Agency (Angkasa) research officer, Redzuan Tahar said the full eclipse of the moon would begin at 7.34pm for the penumbra phase and would be visible from 8.46pm before ending at 1.30am on Sunday.

The full phase of the umbra will begin at 10.06pm and end in about 51 minutes while the moon would be in shadow of the Earth at 10.35pm.

“Observers in Malaysia will be able to observe the whole eclipse and will be able to see the moon and its dark spots phase at 10.32pm if there is no climate change,” he said.

For more information, call the National Planetarium at 03-22734301/4303/5484 or check on the website at — Bernama