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Partial solar eclipse in Brunei

January 21, 2009

Bruneians will be able to witness a partial eclipse of the sun this Monday, 26 Jan ’09 (yes, Chinese New Year). A news report today says that the astronomical event starts from 4.42 pm (Brunei time – Brunei is 8 hours ahead of GMT) and finishes until sunset at 6.30pm that day. At the height of the eclipse which is expected to be at 5.54 pm; 84 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.

Public has been advised not to look directly to the sun during solar eclipses but to use sun-protective filter or a projector with telescope. I know in the past I have been using old x-ray films.The Brunei Darussalam Astronomical Society with the help from the Survey Department said that they will be at the Yayasan Kompleks in the capital as from 4pm until sunset that day. So go and get yourself ready with old x-ray films or 3D-glasses.

The next solar eclipse in Brunei will be experienced on Wednesday, 22 July this year at 10.37am and it’s a total eclipse, according to the society’s site.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. dr suresh permalink
    January 23, 2009 9:52 pm

    ready for a bowl of water.

    • Brunei Lifestyler permalink
      January 27, 2009 10:41 am

      A bowl of water doc? Pls explain more. Couldnt see any eclipse yesterday as there were dark clouds everywhere and eventually rain late in the afternoon.

  2. Dayat permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:05 pm

    I think he meant looking at the sun’s reflection on the bowl of water during the eclipse ’cause its too dangerous to look with the naked eyes.

    • Brunei Lifestyler permalink
      January 31, 2009 5:24 am

      oh, hehe…k thanks Dayat. Common sense jua tu, for those who dont have sun filters or old x-ray films.


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