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The Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse on July 28

Next weekend on July 28, we will be able to witness the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century. In a statement released by the National Space Agency, its deputy director-general, Samsuddin Omar, said this was the second lunar eclipse to occur this year. The eclipse will be visible in Australia, Asia (including Malaysia), Africa, Europe, and South America.

The phenomena will start at 1.14am on July 28 and end at 7.28am. The total lunar eclipse will go on for 1 hour and 42 minutes, said Samsuddin, making it the longest lunar eclipse to occur in this century. the longest a lunar eclipse can go on for is for 1 hour and 47 minutes. It will begin at 3.30am and will peak at 4.21am, ending at 5.13am on July 28.

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“The eclipse will be visible anywhere in Malaysia, depending on the local weather. In general, Malaysians will be able to see almost all the phases of the lunar eclipse, until the moon sets” said Samsuddin, adding that the best observation location is one that is located in the West.

For those who are unable to catch the eclipse, Angkasa TV would be live streaming it on their Facebook and YouTube channels.




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