Our Solar System is located in a barred spiral galaxy. If you look to the centre of the galaxy (top left picture), you will find a higher density of stars and gas clouds, which is called the galactic core. You can see this galactic core and milky way even with the naked eye if you are in a dark enough place. It looks like a starry faint, milky band in the sky.Continue reading “When is the Best Time to See the Milky Way from Brunei?”
Borneo Bulletin’s Opinion page
August 1, 2020
First and foremost, congratulations to the Brunei Government, especially the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS) for issuing the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) recently. We look forward to the Policy as an opportunity to explore further tactics to recover our natural surroundings.
Currently, Comet NEOWISE has generated a lot of public interest, as it is the brightest comet since 1997.
However, watching this supposedly “bright” comet – or stargazing in general – is a real challenge in the country.Continue reading “A call to preserve Brunei’s dark sky”
Oleh Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan – Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) telah menerima beberapa laporan daripada netizen di negara ini yang telah melihat cahaya yang sangat terang gugur dari langit dipercayai sebuah meteor semalam, hari Ahad, 12 April 2020.
- Tidak 80%, 213 votes213 votes 80%213 votes - 80% of all votes
- Ya 20%, 52 votes52 votes 20%52 votes - 20% of all votes
Bandar Seri Begawan – People of Brunei will have the opportunity to name a selected exoplanet and its host star to commemorate the 100th-anniversary celebration of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Currently there are a total of more than 4,000 confirmed planets that orbit stars outside the solar system known as exoplanets. Most of these exoplanets have no proper names.
NameExoWorlds offers the opportunity for all countries in the world including Brunei Darussalam to give a name to one exoplanet and its hosting star.Continue reading “Press Release: Brunei gets to name a planet and a star”
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
Pusat Kepimpinan dan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) sedang menjalankan kajiselidik yang bertujuan untuk mengenalpasti keperluan dan permintaan orang ramai terhadap kursus Sijil Falak Syari’e.
Oleh yang demikian, dipohonkan kerjasama orang ramai untuk menjawab kajiselidik tersebut dengan menekan link di bawah:
Setiap maklumat/butiran yang diberikan adalah SULIT dan akan dirahsiakan serta digunakan untuk tujuan kajian sahaja.
Sebarang pertanyaan dan maklumbalas, bolehlah menghubungi:
Pusat Kepimpinan dan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat
Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali
No telefon (Office): 246 2000 sambungan 202/204
No telefon bimbit: +673 8254 374
By Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad
The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan – A perfect alignment of the Earth-Moon-Sun bodies will occur on December 26, 2019, resulting in a spectacular annular solar eclipse visible in few cities of Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo and the Pacific Ocean .
Partial Eclipse from Brunei Darussalam
As seen from a location on Earth, a solar eclipse happens when the moon moves in front of the Sun thus block the Solar disk. It is a miss, as people in Brunei will only see a partial eclipse with 85.8% obscuration of the Sun by the Moon. A simulation of the partial Solar Eclipse as seen from Brunei during mid-day is shown in the video below.Continue reading “2019 Dec 26 Annular Solar Eclipse: ‘Ring of Fire’ in Borneo, Brunei will see partial eclipse”
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.Continue reading “2019 Feb 19 Hypnotising Supermoon Lights Up Brunei Sky”
New Moon Visibility Computation for Bandar Seri Begawan Continue reading “New moon visibility and properties for Ramadan 1438H from Brunei Darussalam”