2021 May 26 Total Lunar Eclipse from Brunei

20180131 Total Lunar Eclipse at 21:01
A Total Lunar Eclipse on January 31, 2018 at 21:01 (The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)

Bandar Seri Begawan – People in this country will have a rare opportunity to watch an astronomical phenomenon, a total lunar eclipse, on the evening of Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

It will be the first total lunar eclipse since the July 2018 total eclipse in Brunei.

The Total Lunar Eclipse of 2021 May 26 is visible from regions in eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas (Source: NASA)
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A rare Mars occultation in Brunei skies

April 18, 2021
Hakim Hayat | Borneo Bulletin

Clear skies in Brunei last night allowed for the easy viewing of a rare Mars occultation in its skies, where the Red Planet disappeared behind the crescent moon.

The phenomenon that happened for about 10 seconds at 9.29pm saw the moon passing in front of Mars creating a lunar occultation visible only from a small region of central Asia including Brunei.

Over 20 members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD), armed with telescopes, binoculars and cameras took part in a viewing at the beach front of The Empire Brunei in Jerudong last night.

Photo shows a rare Mars occultation visible in the Brunei sky last night where the Red Planet disappeared behind the crescent moon. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD HIDAYATULLAH AHMAD, PABD

According to executive committee member of PABD Nurbazilah binti Zainal Abidin, the phenomenon is rare because it will only be visible in Brunei in the next 77 years.

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Rare Mars Occultation on Apr 17, 2021

Bandar Seri Begawan – Given clear skies, stargazers in Brunei can watch the red planet Mars disappear behind the crescent moon on Saturday night, April 17, 2021.

Watch Mars disappear behind the moon on Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Moon will pass in front of Mars, creating a lunar occultation visible from only small region of central Asia including Brunei Darussalam.

An occultation is an astronomical phenomenon when one object is obscured by another object that passes between it and the observer.

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2020 Dec 13 Crescent Moon alongside Morning Star

Bandar Seri Begawan – There’s a beautiful cosmic pairing – the waning crescent moon and dazzling planet Venus – in the early-morning sky on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Enjoy these photos from members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.

Brilliant Venus, on upper right, and the slender lunar crescent shine side by side with just 1.5 degree of separation this morning, December 13, 2020. Photographed by Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad if the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam from Tutong, Brunei Darussalam.
A spectacular sight on display for early risers. Old Moon crescent and the Morning Star (Venus) hanged about 10 degree above the horizon from Bandar Seri Begawan at sunrise. (Photographed by Siti Nor Izuana Ayob of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)

Brunei joins ‘Moon Night’ celebration

Aziz Idris
Borneo Bulletin, Sep 28, 2020.

The Astronomical Society of Brunei (PABD) on Saturday night gathered night sky enthusiasts at Warisan Puk Belalan in Kampong Bukit Udal, Tutong District to catch a glimpse of our nearest neighbour in space – the moon.

The gathering was the society’s first participation in the International Observe the Moon Night celebration that has been held annually around the world since 2010 as a global community outreach initiative to encourage the observation, appreciation and understanding of the moon.

Telescopes set up at Warisan Puk Belalan for Astronomical Society of Brunei (PABD) members and other participants to catch a glimpse of the moon. PHOTO: PABD
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International Observe the Moon Night

Malam Memerhati Bulan Sedunia
📅 Saturday, 26th September 2020 / 08 Safar 1442H
🕗 7.00 pm – 6.00 am
📍 Warisan Puk Balaban
(No. 38, Spg 592-50, Jalan Kecil Guayan,
Kg. Bukit Udal, Tutong – See Google Map)
Participants: Limited to 75 only.

Bruneians Witness Partial Solar Eclipse

By Lyna Mohamad, Borneo Bulletin (June 23, 2020)

Skywatchers across Brunei Darussalam were treated to a partial solar eclipse, which began yesterday at 3.10pm.

Many used special solar glasses to witness the rare annular event at outdoor locations, while others watched it through a livestreamed session conducted from 2.45pm to 5.30pm by the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD).

A member of Brunei Darussalam Astronomical Society, Haji Mohd Azri bin Haji Ibrahim speaks to the Bulletin

The livestream for the Brunei-Muara District was carried out at the Kiarong residence of PABD member Haji Mohd Azri bin Haji Ibrahim, who had even set up viewing equipment for
eager observers.

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