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The Best Time to View

the Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2018 in Malaysia

Supermoon, Blue moon, Total Lunar Eclipse, and Blood moon, all in one night on Jan 31st, 2018, what a truly rare and incredible combination. Good news is we in Malaysia are able to view this incredible phenomenon. Check below for the best viewing time to watch this phenomenon in where you stay in Malaysia.

Supermoon

Supermoon happens when the Moon is close to its nearest approach to Earth, appearing larger than normal.

"The Moon's orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).The point on the Moon's orbit closest to Earth is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee.

A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon, and up to 7% bigger than an average Full Moon.

A Micromoon, on the other hand, is when a Full or a New Moon is near its farthest point from Earth, around apogee." - timeanddate.com


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Blue Moon

Happens when there are two full moons in a month, first happended at Jan 2rd, 2018, and the next will happens at Jan 31st, 2018 at the time written.



Total Lunar Eclipse

When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and covers the Moon with its shadow.


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Blood Moon

The red tint Earth's shadow casts on the Moon during a lunar eclipse.


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Time and Place to View Super Blue Blood Moon in Malaysia

Location Begins Maximum Ends Duration
Selangor Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:18 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 50 minutes
Penang Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:20 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 48 minutes
Johor Bahru Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:11 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 57 minutes
Kedah Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:19 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 49 minutes
Kelantan Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:13 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 55 minutes
Melaka Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:16 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 52 minutes
Negeri Sembilan Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:16 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 52 minutes
Terengganu Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 19:09 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 4 hours, 59 minutes
Sabah Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:51 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 5 hours, 17 minutes
Sarawak Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:51 Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:29 1.32 Magnitude Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 00:08 5 hours, 17 minutes


Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Selangor
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Penang
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Johor
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Kedah
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Kelantan
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Melaka
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Negeri Sembilan
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Terengganu
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Sabah
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Total Lunar Eclipse Phases Timetable for Sarawak
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