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Watch The Partial Solar Eclipse On Sunday On National Planetarium’s FB And YouTube

Watch The Partial Solar Eclipse On Sunday On National Planetarium’s FB And YouTube

It can’t be viewed directly from Malaysia so livestreaming will give Malaysians a chance to witness the phenomenon.

Adeline Leong

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There’s a special treat just before Raya Eve for those who are enamoured with all things space and Science!

The partial solar eclipse that will take place in Antarctica and South America tomorrow (1 May) will be live-streamed on the National Planetarium’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Malay Mail reported that the partial solar eclipse is the first eclipse this year, and it’s expected to take place from 2.45am to 6.37am MYT.

The solar eclipse will reach full coverage at 4.41am MYT, with coverage reaching up to 64% depending on the location.

Since the phenomenon couldn’t be seen directly at any location in Malaysia, the National Planetarium will live-stream images of the eclipse directly from Antarctica and South America, along with images from nearby telescopes.

According to the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, the location that can view the eclipse earliest is in the Pacific Ocean, followed by parts of Antarctica and then South America and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to form a watch party with the family!


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