Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2009 Partial Solar Eclipse

(pic. source: http://malaysia.yahoo.com 27012009)

A 'partial solar eclipse' phenomenon had occured yesterday (26 January 2009). The natural phenomenan lasted for two an a half hours and became as the first solar eclipse for 2009 that can be viewed from Malaysia.

The solar eclipse happened when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and this causes the sunlight to be partially or wholly shut out. The solar eclipse was seen beginning at 4.34pm when the moon passed the fringe of the sun and this was the 'first contact' to begin the partial solar eclipse.

I was able to view the eclipse with my family from my adopted family house here in Gombak. The eclipse was the second that I managed to experience as the first one was back to 1989 (if I not mistaken) when I was cycling to a tuition class at Balik Pulau, my home town.