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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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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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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PABD holds Practical Moon Sighting

Bandar Seri Begawan – Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam were at Bukit Agok, Tutong, for a practical session to look for the new crescent moon (hilal ~11 hour old) this evening of Sunday, May 5th in anticipation of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Members had the opportunities to learn setting up telescopes properly, scopes alignment to the sun or other bright objects, photographing and tracking the new moon. The western sky was pretty clear at sunset, and a sunspot was also visible on the sun.

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Annular Solar Eclipse-Chasing Expedition from 23rd until 28th December 2019

Bandar Seri Begawan – On Dec 26, 2019, an annular solar eclipse will occur from few cities in Borneo, on the narrow track of the Moon shadow. Yes you have you be along the eclipse path to witness this special kind of eclipse of the sun – and we will bring you there! The celestial alignment happens when the moon passes in front of the sun, but the orbit of the moon is a little further away from the Earth and the moon does not completely cover the sun.

It will be a very spectacular sight, when a โ€œring of fireโ€ or annulus surrounds the sun at central eclipse. Watch a “string of beadsโ€ (Bailyโ€™s Beads Effect) on the edges of the sun during the beginning of annularity eclipse. As the horizon darkens to deeper blue than normal, observe the animals reacting to the dramatic changes in the sky. Look for the brightest planet, Venus, shining east of the sun at mid-eclipse. Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury are up there too, but they are fainter and so will be harder to see. This is a rare celestial event as the next annular eclipse will take place in Borneo in 2031.

The visible surface of the sun in a fiery ring around the moon can still blind you. So be sure to watch indirectly, or with special filters. Do not look at the sun directly without eye protection at any time during this eclipse. PABD will provide each member with an eclipse glass (included in your package) for this expedition.

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Catch the shooting stars at the Orionids Meteor Shower Camp on October 19

Bandar Seri Begawan – First time ever Meteor Shower observation in Brunei Darussalam! Capture the dazzling Orionid shooting stars on October 19, 2019 at Bintudoh Greenspring EcoResort, a rural dark site in Tutong. Astronomy enthusiasts are welcome to join, and to note that space available are limited – Book Now!

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International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition closes April 14, 2019

If you are a high-school or university student, The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition  gives you the unique opportunity to unleash your science skills and to apply them to challenging problems. Participants receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, global recognition, and more!

Qualification Round has opened! Deadline: 14. April 2019 – Use your astronomy skills and participate to win cash prizes and certificates!
Participate Today: www.iaac.space

More info :
Jessilyn Teh Jing Ying
IAAC Ambassador (for Brunei) and Student Member of The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam
jessilynteh@gmail.com or whasapp +673 890 6043