Press Release: Partial Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020

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.

Above: Looking West from Brunei Darussalam during the solar eclipse phenomena on Sunday, 21 June 2020. Picture shows the position of the sun and the moon in the sky.

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.

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Facebook Live Bincang Santai Astronomi: Fenomena Gerhana Matahari

Rakaman Penstriman Program Bincang Santai Astronomi: Fenomena Gerhana Matahari

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:

Tarikh:   19 Jun 2020 / 27 Syawal 1441H (Jumaat)
Masa:  8.30 malam – 9.30 malam.
Lokasi livestream:   facebook.com/bruneiastronomy

Anjuran:                        Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD)

Dengan kerjasama:        Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) dan  Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPUSB)

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