Partial Solar Eclipse 2020

Partial Solar Eclipse 2020

In June 21 , Partial Solar Eclipse will visible across all  parts of Malaysia. Depends on your location, you may see different percentage of Sun coverage vary from 40% to 5% coverage. You may check your location coverage from here.

As for Telok Kemang Observatory, we will not held open observation for public to avoid any type of gathering. You may watch the live streaming of the eclipse from our observatory through online medium that will be inform later.

Below are the data of Partial Solar Eclipse on 21st June from Port Dickson.

Photo credit: timeanddate.com

Definition of Partial Solar Eclipse    

It is a solar eclipse in which the Moon partially cover the Sun’s disk. When it happen  the Sun, the Moon and the Earth were not align in perfectly straight line, thus we only see part of the Sun is being covered by the Moon.

Occurrence of Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse happen 2-5 times a year, during new moon phase. However,solar eclipses do  not occurs in every new moon because of the inclination of Moon’s orbit  to the Earth’s orbit at  5°. Solar eclipse will occur when both orbit meet at a point called lunar nodes. For both total and annular solar eclipses can also be seen as partial solar eclipse for anyone who live within the moon’s penumbra shadow.

Position of the Sun,the Earth and the Moon during new moon. (Photo taken from timeanddate.com)

 Position of the Sun,the Moon and the Earth during Solar Eclipse. (Photo taken from timeanddate.com)

Safety Precaution!

Avoid look directly at the Sun without protection. It may cause damage to your eyes. The safest way to look at the Sun especially  during eclipse is by using protective eclipse glasses or using telescopes equipped with solar filter.