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Supermoon, Full Moon, Equinox? Check out this space infographic below for explanation. Catch the ‘Super Equinox Full Moon’ visible the whole night from Brunei Darussalam on 20th (Wednesday) and 21st (Thursday) March 2019.
Supermoon occurs on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:37 am at its closest distance (Perigee) of 359 345 km to Earth. The moon will be slightly bigger than a normal moon, but only by a few percents.
Spring Equinox occurs on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:59 am. The sun rises exactly due East and sets due West. Day and night have the same length.
Full Moon occurs on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:43 am. On this day, Earth is between the moon and the sun, and the moon is visible during the whole night.
dan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)
sedang menjalankan kajiselidik yang bertujuan untuk mengenalpasti keperluan dan permintaan
orang ramai terhadap kursus Sijil Falak Syari’e.
demikian, dipohonkan kerjasama orang ramai untuk menjawab kajiselidik tersebut
dengan menekan link di bawah:
maklumat/butiran yang diberikan adalah SULIT
dan akan dirahsiakan serta digunakan untuk tujuan kajian sahaja.
Sebarang pertanyaan dan maklumbalas, bolehlah menghubungi: Pusat Kepimpinan dan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali No telefon (Office): 246 2000 sambungan 202/204 No telefon bimbit: +673 8254 374 Email: C4L@unissa.edu.bn
Dengan ini dimaklumkan kepada semua ahli-ahli PABD dan orang ramai yang berminat untuk menjadi ahli PABD bahawa Mesyuarat PABD 1/2019 akan bersidang pada bulan Mac tahun ini.
Sehubungan ini, menjunjung Pengiran / mempersilakan Doktor / Tuan / Puan untuk hadir pada Mesyuarat PABD kali 1 Tahun 2019 seperti berikut:
Pada: 22 Mac 2019 / 16 Rejab 1440H (Hari Jumaat) Jam: 2.00 petang hingga 4.30 petang Tempat: Bilik Senate, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Simpang 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu, Gadong Negara Brunei Darussalam. BE1310.
Bandar Seri Begawan – A perfect alignment of the Earth-Moon-Sun bodies will occur on December 26, 2019, resulting in a spectacular annular solar eclipse visible in few cities of Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo and the Pacific Ocean .
As seen from a location on Earth, a solar eclipse happens when the moon moves in front of the Sun thus block the Solar disk. It is a mere miss, as people in Brunei will only see a partial eclipse with 85.8% obscuration of the Sun by the Moon. A simulation of the partial Solar Eclipse as seen from Brunei during mid-day is shown in the video below.
Since we will only witness the partial obscuration of the sun by the moon, features that are normally visible during annular eclipse such as ring of fire and darkening of the sky/surrounding will not be observable from Brunei.
A planisphere is a simple hand-held device which shows a map of which stars are visible in the night sky at any particular time. By rotating a wheel, it shows how stars move across the sky through the night, and how different constellations are visible at different times of year. On this web page, a kit which you can download and print to make your own planisphere (for Brunei Darussalam) out of paper or cardboard.
Bandar Seri Begawan – An unusual full moon light “hypnotised” many skywatchers to a rare celestial display around the world including Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday night, 19 Feb 2019.
The super moon was the biggest and brightest in 2019 because its orbit is at its closest to earth or at perigee at around 356,800km.
At such shortest distance, the Earth’s only natural satellite appeared nearly 30% brighter and almost 14% bigger than a typical full moon. Some effects of the moon’s gravitational pull at our oceans was more pronounced than other times of the month, generating higher than normal high tides or Spring Tides.
Below, some of the best shots of it from around the Sultanate.
Universetoday.com – Every year produces a handful of binocular comets, and the first one for 2019 is coming right up, with a fine apparition for Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto. Discovered by Japanese amateur Masayuki Iwamoto as a +12th magnitude fuzzball moving through the constellation Hydra the Water Serpent on the night of December 18th, 2018, Y1 Iwamoto is a fast mover. It’s great to see that amateur astronomers can and still do discover comets, as the robotic competition posed by automated surveys such as PanSTARRS makes such an independent discovery tough these days. And to think, the next generation of really powerful surveys such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has yet to come online… I wonder how many hidden comets and asteroids lurk in the latest PanSTARRS data dump?
PABD administration is accountable to a group of Executive Committee. Appointment of the Executive Committee for the session 2019/2020 was held on October 28, 2018 i.e. during the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the association.
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