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.
Photo by Jamri Jaafar of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam 8:30 pm Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddin, BSB iPhone 7 Nightcap apps
Photo by Ridzuan HM Time : ~830 pm Location : Kg Bebatik Equipment : Canon EOS 7D, EF400mm f/5.6 L USM+1.4tc Setting : 1/200s, f/7.1, Aperture Priority , Spot metering
Photo by Awang Kassim Time: 2032hrs Location: McD Lambak Equipment: Canon 80D with Sigma 150-600mm, picture taken at 150mm “On my way to work”
Photo by Awang Kassim Time: 2032hrs Location: McD Lambak Equipment and setting: Canon 80D with Sigma 150-600mm, picture taken at 150mm Description: On my way to work
Photo by Nurul Nazla Hafizah Amal Yati Binti Abdullah Time 20:39:09 Location UBD FEMALE HOSTEL Equipment and setting: Phone Camera
Photo by Sharime Time 7:58 pm Location: Kampong Rambai, Jalan Kuala Ungar Equipment and setting: Canon eos 800d; tripod; ISO: 100; Aperture: 5.6; Shutter: 0.8s “Supermoon behind the clouds”
Photo by Md. Sufhidin Time: 1953hrs Location: Kg. Rempayoh, Labi Equipment: Huawei p10 lite, mobile telephoto lens 12x & mini tripod setting: iso50,1/40s f2.2 Af-c focal length 98mm ”it’s a wonderful supermoon!!”
Photo by Amirol Time: 19:05pm Location: RPN lambak kanan Equipment: Handphone Oppo f9
Photo by Lim Jen Erh Time: 11:30 pm Location: Berakas Equipment and setting: Nikon 300mm + 1.4 tc @ 420mm “Picture taken from my backyard.”
Photo by Saifull Rizal Time: 8.32 pm Location: Kg. Rimba Equipment: Nikon P900, Moon setting “Super moon shot at Kg. Rimba, Brunei”
Photo by Zefri Besar Time: 6.46 pm Location: Sengkurong, Brunei Equipment and setting: Canon EOS M50, EF70-200mm @200mm; f/8, 1/100s, iso400 “Supermoon 2019 rising from behind the trees just after the Maghrib prayer”
Photo by Bong Poh Yuk Time: 6:44pm Location: Jalan Sg Pandan, Kuala Belait Equipment and Setting: Canon 1DX Mk2, 400mm with 1.4X teleconverter, f8, 1/640, ISO 5000, hand held/No tripod. Processed Raw file in Lightroom. “The Supermoon as we head towards Brunei’s National Day.”
Photo by Hadi Daud Time: 21:17 Location: Kg Perpindahan Lambak Kanan Equipment: Nikon Coolpix P900, 1/500 second, f/6.3, ISO 125. “The Biggest And Brightest Super Moon of 2019”
Photo by Nay Soe Naing Time: 7.15pm Location: Prime Minister Office, Berakas Equipment: Samsung S7 Edge
Photo by Khairuddin Karim Time: 23:55 Hrs Location: Ban 3 Kilanas Equipment: Nikon Coolpix L820, Aperature f/5.8, Exposure time-1/667s, Focal Length-480mm, Iso-125