Partial lunar eclipse expected tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: A partial lunar eclipse is expected to happen tomorrow from 1.17am to 5.28am.

According to a statement from the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia yesterday, the eclipse will start at 1.17am and reach its maximum phase at 3.24am.

β€œIt is expected to end at 5.28am and can only be observed when the moon starts passing the umbra at 2.53am until the maximum phase at 3.24am,” said the statement.

In relation to the phenomenon, the public is invited to witness it at the National Mosque, while Muslims are encouraged to perform the solat khusuf (lunar eclipse prayers) which will be followed by a special lunar eclipse sermon in conjunction with the event.

The lunar eclipse programme is jointly organised by the National Mosque, Jakim and the National Space Agency. β€” Bernama

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