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Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26

The total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26 beginning at 7.11pm and ending at 8.52pm.

Based on the statement released by the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA), the public will be able to witness the phenomenon during the partial eclipse phase (Sabah and Sarawak) and the maximum eclipse phase (Peninsular).

The lunar eclipse phenomenon on May 26 (Wednesday) will occur after the Moon is at perigee (the closest position to Earth) at a distance of 357,309km. 

“The phenomenon can be seen in eastern Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands including Hawaii,” the statement detailed.

The phenomenon will be visible when the eclipse is at its maximum phase.

In the meantime, the public can watch the live stream of the full moon eclipse, “Super Flower Blood Moon” on National Planetarium’s Facebook and Youtube on Wednesday.  

However, the telescope facility at the National Planetarium will be closed due to the current enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Rosli Mansor

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