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Partial solar eclipse on Wed, 22 July

July 19, 2009

Dont forget! As mentioned in my earlier post, the next partial solar eclipse in Brunei is this Wednesday, 22 July 2009 @ 08:48 hours Brunei time. News report said that other countries in Asia such as India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China will witness a total eclipse when the sun will be  completely obscured by the moon on that day. This will be the 21st Century’s longest solar eclipse reported the Press Trust of India.

Pic by hazarry from Bruneiastronomy.org. Bad weather disappointed many local sky-gazers to witness the country's partial solar eclipse, after waiting for seven years for one.

Pic by hazarry from Bruneiastronomy.org. Bad weather disappointed many local sky-gazers to witness the country's partial solar eclipse, after waiting for seven years for one.

The last solar eclipse that Brunei witnessed was on 26 January this year but the weather was cloudy at that time, it even rained at one stage. Local skygazers who eagerly waited for the phenomenon for the past seven years were clearly dissapointed. Lets hope for a clear sky this Wednesday morning.

Dont forget your ‘eclipse-paraphela’ and maybe a raw egg too?

Check out more (and about the egg) from the Brunei’s astronomy association.  

 

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