Meteor lights up Brunei sky

April 14, 2020
James Kon of Borneo Bulletin

A large green meteor streaked through the sky over Brunei Darussalam last Sunday, with many excited observers taking to social media to discuss the natural phenomenon.
The passing meteor was photographed at 7.27pm by Mohammad Nazhif bin Haji Abdul Khalid, who was taking pictures of the planet Venus in the clear sky at his home in Kampong Lambak.

He recalled, “At first, I thought that it was a fireworks display, but there were no exploding sounds.”

A large green meteor streaked through the sky over Brunei Darussalam last Sunday, with many excited observers taking to social media to discuss the natural phenomenon. Photo shows the passing meteor photographed by a resident in Kampong Lambak. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NAZHIF BIN HAJI ABDUL KHALID
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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 astronomy’s rarest phenomena, the clear skies providing a magnificent view of the much-anticipated partial lunar eclipse.

The partial lunar eclipse. – HAZARRY BIN HAJI ALI AHMAD

The cosmic spectacle occurred just before the Moon set, when our natural satellite was partially covered by Earth’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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