Bandar Seri Begawan – People in this country will have the opportunity to witness the rare sun eclipse on Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2020. The cosmic event will be expected to begin at 3.10 p.m. and ends at 5.23 p.m.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is perfectly aligned between the sun and the earth. During the partial eclipse, the moon never completely covers the sun.
The phenomenon of a partial solar eclipse will last for 2 hours 13 minutes, where throughout this event the Moon will obscure a small fraction of the sun. During the greatest eclipses, i.e. at 4.22 p.m., nearly 28 percent of the sun will be covered by the Moon.
Program astronomi umum ini akan memberikan peluang kepada orang ramai dan netizen berinteraksi bersama pakar-pakar falak dan astronomi mengenai kejadian gerhana matahari. Perbincangan ini akan disiarkan seperti jadual berikut:
Due to the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) has postponed most of our public engagement activities such as stargazing, new moon observation etc. until further notice and focus on implementing Astronomy at Home or in a small group activity. This is in view of prevention and to control the spread of the infection in Brunei Darussalam.