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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2021 Mar 02 Mars Closes the Pleiades Star Cluster

Bandar Seri Begawan – A beautiful celestial parings of Mars closes approach with the Pleiades star cluster is set for this week.

The famous star cluster, also known as “Bintang Tujuh”, is a group of about 800 stars located 410 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.

A spectacular view of Mars embraces the Seven Sisters Star Cluster. Photographed by Hj Md Azri bin Haji Ibrahim, PABD

Look Northwest at dusk and throughout the evening to see the cosmic duo progress to setting in the West (at around 10.30 pm Brunei Time).

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City Stargazing @ Pulau Berambang

A new experience to gaze the stars at a newly scenic camp site @ Tanjung Kindana, Sg. Bunga

Only for Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Friday, December 25, 2020 & overnight (depart @ 4 pm)
Our Activities: Camping, Moon Watching, Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction, Sunset/Sunrise, Stargazing, BBQ, Jungle Trekking / Brunei History Walk, Brunei River Cruise & more…

📷🪐Bring your camera gears/smartphone & join our first Astrophoto Competition

Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan PABD Kali Ke-4 Tahun 2021 pada 10 Januari 2021

Dengan ini sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) kali ke-4 akan bersidangan sepertimana berikut:

Hari / Tarikh: Hari Ahad, 26 Jamadilawal 1442H bersamaan 10 Januari 2021
Jam: 3.15 pm – 5.30 pm

Tempat: Tingkat 2, Higher Hotel
(Spg 88-4, Jalan Jame’Asr, Kampong Kiulap, Gadong B, BE1518, Brunei Darussalam)

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sDCLABY3XcNsXN9x9

RSVP (Hadir atau Tidak): www.bruneiastronomy.org/rsvp

Basement Parking: FREE

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Berusaha memajukan astronomi Islam

Pelita Brunei
Oleh : Hajah Siti Zuraihah Haji Awang Sulaiman / Foto : Ihsan Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Isnin, 19 Oktober – Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) selaku satu-satunya agensi bukan kerajaan yang berkaitan dengan bidang astronomi di Negara Brunei Darussalam (NBD) memainkan peranan dalam memajukan bidang ini, terutamanya astronomi Islam (Falak Syarie) melalui pelbagai inisiatif dan mempelbagaikan program bagi menarik minat masyarakat.

Antara lain, strategi utama PABD adalah untuk memastikan pendedahan terhadap bidang astronomi dalam kalangan masyarakat di NBD melalui penganjuran cerapan astronomi di peringkat kebangsaan.

PABD didaftarkan secara rasmi kepada Pendaftar Pertubuhan, Pasukan Polis Diraja Brunei pada 6 Januari 2003 dan sejak ditubuhkan, pelbagai kegiatan dilaksanakan bagi mencapai matlamat utama organisasi, iaitu menggalakkan penyebaran Ilmu Falak dan Astronomi ke dalam masyarakat melalui aktiviti pendidikan di negara ini.

Menurut salah seorang ahli PABD, Awang Mohammad Husaini bin Ali Hassan, aktiviti-aktiviti PABD memfokuskan kepada pencerapan hilal, Gerhana Matahari / Bulan, jejak komet, Astronomy Talk / Theater serta cerapan planet / bintang dan sebagainya.

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2020 Oct 18 Planet Mars at Post-Opposition

A close-up view of Mars from Brunei Darussalam tonight, October 18, 2020 – after a week from opposition and closest to Earth, the red planet is still best viewable in the night sky.

One of the prominent low albedo (dark) feature is Syrtis Major Planum, clearly visible on this photograph. Albedo is a measure of how much light something reflects.

The Martian albedo are the light (high albedo) and dark (low albedo) features can be seen on the planet Mars (Photo by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)
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