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)

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 β€œSeven Sisters”.

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7 years ago June 2012 Transit of Venus

Exactly 7 years ago today, on June 6, 2012, Venus passed in front of the Sun from Brunei Darussalam. This phenomenon knows as Venus Transit won’t occur for more than 100 years, the next one is on 2117 Dec 11.

The rare transit of Venus through a telescope from Brunei Darussalam (Photo by Hj Mahadi bin Tahir)

Photo by Hj Mahadi, President of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.

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.