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.
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 earth’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 Earth’s shadow or Umbra covers the moon at 04:01 a.m.
Bandar Seri Begawan – The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) hosted an Astronomy Talk and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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.
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.
Photo by Hj Mahadi, President of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.
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.
Berita Harian – Sambutan 1 Syawal sudah tidak ada ‘ummph’ atau kejutan lagi seperti dahulu kala, terutama ketika pengumuman tarikh hari raya, kata seorang teman. Katanya, ahli keluarga sudah tidak lagi ‘terpacak’ di hadapan televisyen menunggu Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja mengumumkan tarikh Aidilfitri seperti lazimnya berlaku pada 1960-an, 1970-an dan 1980-an.
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.
21 Ramadan 1440H /27 Mei 2019 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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