After 21 Years Of Waiting, The Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse Returns to M’sia This December!

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Some of us who had the to witness this phenomenon the last it was visible in our part of the 21 years ago, and this December we’ll be able to witness it again! This phenomenon is known as the Annular Eclipse or more popularly as the “Ring of ”.

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The last time the ring of fire was visible in was on the 22nd of August 1998, when the , , and lined up in a straight line, causing our part of the world to fall into a state of darkness for a certain amount of time.

The most strategic location to witness the formation process of this phenomenon, which only occurs once for every two decades, is in the south districts of Malaysia which are Tanjung Piai, Johor and Serian, Sarawak.

According to Berita Harian, everyone should be able to out and experience the darkness that cloak almost half of the Earth’s . The darkness start from , to , Sumatra, Malaysia (Johor and Sarawak), , and back to Malaysia in Sabah and Sarawak before it ends at the , this 26th December.

The of National Planetarium, Anita Bahari, said that the phenomenon will only occur in the range of two minutes and 30 seconds to three minutes and 30 seconds depending on the location.

Another factor that would define the precision of anulus (the Latin word for ring) formation would be the dispersion of clouds, haze and probably rainfall that might occur during the lineup of three celestial bodies.

“Tanjung Piai was chosen by us as a location to hold the Malaysia Solar Festival 2019 and it will be filled with that will cater to two million visitors.”

“Because Tanjung Piai is the best position to be in when the eclipse occurs, the annulus is expected to happen from 1.21 to 1.23 .”

“Visitors who attend the festival at Tanjung Piai National Park will be able to get the longest experience with the phenomenon in to areas around peninsular Malaysia”

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Anita Bahari also said that the other districts in Malaysian would only be able to experience half of the eclipse.

Thankfully, nature will not be affected as much, though the gravitational pull during the eclipse will cause a high tide at Tanjung Piai and the rest of the peninsular’s .

Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) also said that the seawater level will increase at Tanjung Piai to 3.4 meters, compared to its usual level, which is between two and three meters.

“This is a common level so the visitors shouldn’t worry as much, , what’s more intriguing is how it will affect migrating and because of the temporary darkness in the afternoon.”

Anita also said that researchers from around the nation and astronomy enthusiasts will crowd the location. However, visitors are highly advised to not at the eclipse with their eyes and to use the 10,000 special that will be provided by the Planetarium which contain sunlight filtering .

Because if don’t, the eclipse rays of sunshine will .

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