2020 Oct 03 Rare Cosmic Planet and Star Conjunction

Catch the special cosmic merging of a planet and a stellar star this weekend!

Bandar Seri Begawan – On the early mornings of October 2, 3 and 4, brilliant Venus and the bright star Regulus will appear near one another in the east before sunrise. Venus will appear about a degree above Regulus on October 2, and below Regulus on October 4. The amazing duo should appear in the same field of view in binoculars.

Spectacular Venus-Regulus Conjunction in constellation Leo from October 2 until 4, 2020 before sunrise.
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Venus-Pleiades Super-Close Conjunction 02-05 April 2020

Bandar Seri Begawan – Not to be missed cosmic event this year, the brilliant Venus will glide past the sparkling Pleiades star cluster on April 02 until April 05, 2020 at dusk from Brunei Darussalam.

The Pleiades (M45) is the most famous of all open cluster and very rich with more than 1000 stars. At least 7 prominent stars in the cluster are easily visible, hence this jewel is nicknamed as the โ€œSeven Sistersโ€.

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Planets Gatherings Join the Moon from March 18 until 21, 2020

Bandar Seri Begawan – These are some of exciting and not to be missed cosmic events visible in Brunei to look up next week.

March 18 until March 20, 2020: Three bright planets โ€“ Mars, Jupiter and Saturn- will join the crescent moon to form a cosmic cluster in the Eastern sky at dawn from Brunei Darussalam.

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Spectacular Closest Pairings of Venus and Jupiter on June 30 – July 01, 2015

Planetary Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on June 30 and July 01 after sunset. Dont miss it!

Planetary Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on June 30 and July 01 after sunset. Dont miss it!
Planetary Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on June 30 and July 01 after sunset. Dont miss it!


UPDATE: June 30, 2015. Some photos of the event.

The two planets, the brilliant Venus and Jupiter surrounded by it's four moons, can fit in the field of view of a mini telescope.
The two planets, the brilliant Venus and Jupiter surrounded by it’s four moons, can fit in the field of view of a mini telescope.

Venus-Jupiter conjunction just now at dusk.
Venus-Jupiter conjunction just now at dusk.

2015 Apr 10 Close Conjunction of Venus and the Seven Sisters

A very bright Venus side by side with the beautiful cluster of stars, Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus. CanonEOS 10mm f/4.0 ISO-1600 15sec
A very bright Venus side by side with the beautiful cluster of stars, Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus.
CanonEOS 10mm f/4.0 ISO-1600 15sec

Update April 12, 2015: Another change to view a celestial conjunction of Venus and Pleiades today. Clear sky!

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Venus and the Pleiades on April 10, 2015, from Brunei

The brilliance of Venus and a beautiful set of “Seven Sisters” star cluster (the Pleiades) are visible very close to each other from Pantai Seri Kenangan, Tutong, at dusk today.

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February 20-21, 2015: Triple Celestial Conjunction

Conjunction of Mars and Venus on Feb 20, 2015
Conjunction of Mars and Venus on Feb 20, 2015

Conjunction of Mars and Venus on Feb 21, 2015
Conjunction of Mars and Venus on Feb 21, 2015

Bandar Seri Begawan – Look west in twilight on February 20 and 21 as two planets, Venus andย  Mars,ย appear close one another in the sky and will be accompanied by the thin moon crescent. The celestial phenomenaย  known asย conjunctions occur when celestial bodies have the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude as seen from the Earth. While it would be very low in the twilight sky, it might be an interesting photo opportunity. ย Venus will beย shining bright in the west after sunset and sky gazers can locate Mars as they are separated within 1 degree apart.ย If the weather cooperates, it could be a spectacular image.

Spectacular celestial conjunctions on Dec 25 2012

Planet and Lunar Conjunctions on Dec 25 2012
Planet and Lunar Conjunctions on Dec 25 2012

The moon, mighty Jupiter and bright stars cluster of Pleiades appear in celestial conjunction on the night of Dec 25, 2012. Stargazers will be able to see the moon is closed to the planet and stars cluster through the night sky. A great opportunity to all astrophotographers in Brunei to capture the spectacular event.