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It was cloudy tonight so I could not see the partial lunar eclipse from my house.
Anyway here are some photos of the partial lunar eclipse taken at the Balai Cerap Selangor and posted on National Planetarium’s site.
The partial lunar eclipse can be seen in West Malaysia from 8:00 to 10:00 pm tonight.
I hope that it will be raining in Kuala Lumpur this evening so that the sky won’t be cloudy tonight.
If the sky is cloudy, we’ll not be able to see the moon; which means we’ll not be able to the partial lunar eclipse.
AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.
Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.
A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.
Lunar means moon.
There was a partial lunar eclipse early this morning.
Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth block the Moon from the Sun.
It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or almost; with the Earth in the middle.
Partial Lunar eclipse happens when only a part of the moon is blocked by the Earth.
If the whole Moon is blocked by the Earth, a total lunar eclipse happens.
This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.
This lunar eclipse was very special because it happens on the first day of the new year and at the same time with the blue moon!
I watched the blue moon but I could not see the eclipse.
I went out side at 1:41 am and again at 2:00 am but I only saw the full moon in the sky.
I think I’ll to watch another lunar eclipse.