Half-Blood Moon across Brunei on 17 July 2019

Bandar Seri Begawan – Curiosity and awe have greeted a partial lunar eclipse at pre-dawn hours of July 17, 2019. Here are some of the eclipse moment photographed around Brunei Darussalam.

The following pictures were taken at Panaga Beach , during lunar eclipse on Wednesday 17th between 3.15 and 5:30 am by Rolando Fidel Pinto. Gear used DSLR Pentax K1 with Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW and Pentax HD DA 560mm ED AW F5.6 ED AW Lens, which delivers a total focal length of 784mm. Tripod used is a Velbo Pro Geo V630 with a  Jobu Design Gimbal Head  DMG-HD4

Rare lunar spectacle wows local stargazers

Borneo Bulletin | July 18, 2019 by Khairil Hassan

THE scene was set during the wee hours of yesterday morning for Bruneians to witness one of astronomyโ€™s rarest phenomena, the clear skies providing a magnificent view of the much-anticipated partial lunar eclipse.

The partial lunar eclipse. โ€“ HAZARRY BIN HAJI ALI AHMAD

The cosmic spectacle occurred just before the Moon set, when our natural satellite was partially covered by Earthโ€™s shadow.

A total of 9,306 viewers watched the live Facebook feed provided by the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD), broadcast from the Mini Observatory in Kampong Keriam, Tutong District.

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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 total lunar eclipse is on 26 May 2021
  • 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

Countdown to July 17, 2019 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins, 02:44



Partial Lunar Eclipse begins, 04:01


Maximum eclipse, 05:30


Moon sets, 06:21

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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