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This century’s longest full solar eclipse in this century, lasting 6 minutes and 39 seconds in certain parts of the world can be observered between 8:23am and 9:48am on Wednesday.

In Malaysia, the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia would be the best place to observe the eclipse, according to Angkasa space science research unit head Mhd. Fairuos Asillam in a statement to Bernama.

The total solar eclipse, would pass through Ryuku Islands in Japan and through the Pacific Ocean, he said.

Mhd Fairos said the moon’s umbral shadow would begin covering India and then Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

Mhd Fairos said Angkasa, the national space agency, would sent three officers to carry our research and take data as well as images of the eclipse in Jinshan, Shanghai, China.

Shanghai, China’s wealthiest city, will experience 5 minutes of darkness when the moon blocks out the sun at about 9:39 a.m according to U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Malaysians would be able to observe a partial solar eclipse on Jan 15, 2010, March 9, 2016 and Dec 26, 2019, he said.

VIEW ECLIPSE VIDEOS (via NASA):
Highlights (28 seconds)
Multiple cameras and filters (5:22)

Websites live eclipse coverage:
www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/2009/index.html,
www.saros.org/index.html
www.eclipsetv.com.