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Watch the partial solar eclipse on Sunday through the National Planetarium’s socials!

Social NewsWatch the partial solar eclipse on Sunday through the National Planetarium's socials!

On the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Science, there’s a special treat for all Malaysia who is interested in space and Science!

The National Planetarium will be live-streaming a partial solar eclipse that will be taking place in Antarctica and South America on 1 May on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.

According to Malay Mail, the partial solar eclipse is the first eclipse this year, and it’s expected to take place from 2.45 am to 6.37 am Malaysian time.

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

As the phenomenon cannot be seen directly at any location in Malaysia, the National Planetarium will be live-streaming the eclipse directly from Antarctica and South America, along with images from nearby telescopes.

In a statement, the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) said, “The live streaming will give Malaysians a chance to witness the partial solar eclipse as it cannot be seen directly from any location in the country.”

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 your devices ready and watch with your family!

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