See lunar eclipse in Brunei skies at Dawn on July 17, 2019

by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad
The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam

  • A partial lunar eclipse will occur just before dawn on Wednesday, July 17, in Brunei Darussalam. The next lunar eclipse is on 21 Jun 2020
  • For Brunei, 65 per cent of the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow or Umbra when it is close to setting in the western sky

Bandar Seri Begawan – The partial eclipse will happen on July 17, 2019, at dawn and will last about two hours, with up to 65 per cent of the moon in darkness. It will be visible in our country Brunei Darussalam and most parts of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and South America. 

Official Timing for Brunei Darussalam

A partial eclipse occurs when the earth moves between the sun and the moon, but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line. This causes some part of the moon’s surface to be covered by the the earth’s shadow.

From Brunei, a Lunar eclipse will start when the Moon passes through the earthโ€™s penumbral shadow beginning at 2.44 a.m. (local Brunei time) on July 17, 2019. The partial lunar eclipse phase will start when part of the darkest Earthโ€™s shadow or Umbra covers the moon at 04:01 a.m.

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Brunei Astronomical Society organizes Astronomy Talk and Hari Raya Celebration

Bandar Seri Begawan โ€“ The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) hosted an Astronomy Talk and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Group photo during the event

The event was organized to gather members of the association to foster a stronger sense of camaraderie amongst members as well as providing opportunity to engage partnership from the government agencies.

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7 years ago June 2012 Transit of Venus

Exactly 7 years ago today, on June 6, 2012, Venus passed in front of the Sun from Brunei Darussalam. This phenomenon knows as Venus Transit won’t occur for more than 100 years, the next one is on 2117 Dec 11.

The rare transit of Venus through a telescope from Brunei Darussalam (Photo by Hj Mahadi bin Tahir)

Photo by Hj Mahadi, President of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.

Syawal Moon Sighting 1440H in Brunei: Crescent moon not sighted, Aidilfitri to be celebrated on Thursday

Bandar Seri Begawan – Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam were at Tanjung Batu for the Hilal of Syawal 1440H observation this afternoon. The new moon was not seen from various vantage points in Brunei due to very thick clouds.Present at the observing site was Yang Dipertua Hj Mahadi bin Hj Md Tahir, the president of the association.

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Kejutan pagi Aidilfitri

Oleh Kadir Dikoh
kadiro@bh.com.my

Berita Harian – Sambutan 1 Syawal sudah tidak ada โ€˜ummphโ€™ atau kejutan lagi seperti dahulu kala, terutama ketika pengumuman tarikh hari raya, kata seorang teman. Katanya, ahli keluarga sudah tidak lagi โ€˜terpacakโ€™ di hadapan televisyen menunggu Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja mengumumkan tarikh Aidilfitri seperti lazimnya berlaku pada 1960-an, 1970-an dan 1980-an.

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Sighting of New Moon of Syawal 1440H/2019

โ€‹Syar’ie Judges and Syariah Courts officers, State Judiciary Department, Prime Minister’s Office together with officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Survey Department, Ministry of Development and the State Mufti Department will be at several set locations for the sighting of the new moon of Syawal 1440 Hijrah on Tuesday, 29th Ramadan 1440 Hijrah corresponding to the 4th of June 2019.

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Kenyataan Akhbar: Penafian Mengenai Satu Imej Viral โ€œKenampakan Anak Bulan Syawal 1440โ€ yang Disebarkan dalam Media Sosial

21 Ramadan 1440H /27 Mei 2019  Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Berhubung dengan kenyataan yang disebarkan melalui media sosial mengenai dengan satu imej viral bertajuk โ€œANAK BULAN SYAWAL 1440 โ€ dengan memaparkan logo rasmi Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD), maka dengan ini Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam ingin memaklumkan bahawa persatuan ini  TIDAK PERNAH MENGELUARKAN KENYATAAN TERSEBUT DAN  TIDAK BENAR.

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