My Prediction of UEFA EURO 2012

I want Germany to win the UEFA EURO 2012 even though I don’t  think that Germany will be champion.

Below is my prediction of who will win UEFA EURO 2012.

Please vote for your favourite team here:

Cancelled Freezing PTPTN for Unisel And Kuis – Will PR Thank BN?

There was a debate between Khairy Jamaluddin (BN) and Rafizi Ramli (PR) on PTPTN.

PTPTN is a loan for students to pay for their studies in colleges or universities.

Rafizi Ramli said that PTPTN is bad and should be stopped while Khairy Jamaluddin said that students need PTPTN.

Since the opposition parties (Pakatan Rakyat or PR) say NO to PTPTN the government (Barisan Nasional or BN) froze the PTPTN loan to Selangor-owned universities so that the oppositions will be happy.

But they got angry and said bad things about the government and want PTPTN to stop freezing the loan.

Isn’t that weird?

I think that the opposition do not understand what they are talking about and only want to make people hate the government.

Today PTPTN confirmed that they are giving back the loans because they pity the students since the opposition parties don’t know how to solve the problem and how to help the students.

The government also help the universities because if the students cannot pay the fees, the universities have to be closed and a lot of people will lost their jobs.

Will the opposition parties thank to the government?

I don’t think so. 

I think that the oppositions will say that the government had to give back PTPTN because they are tired of people complaining that BN is bad and if the government don’t give the loan back BN will loose in the 13th General Election. 

The conclusion is we cannot trust the opposition parties because they twist stories and tell lies to trick us.

NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

This is a very special Transit Of Venus video from NASA.

The video was captured from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO.

According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center,  SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun, and it provides images with a resolution eight times better than high-definition television.

To view pictures of the Transit of Venus, please click:

  1. Photos – Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012

  2. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012

  3. The Transit Of Venus June 6, 2012

ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012

These photos of the June 6, 2012 Venus Transit are from the Malaysian National Space Agency or ANGKASA’s website.

The photos were taken from the ANGKASA’s Langkawi National Observatory, in Pulau Langkawi or Langkawi Island earlier today.

How I wish that I could be there 🙂

Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 8:13am, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 9:28am, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 12:20pm, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 12:40pm, June 6, 2012.

Please click below for:

  1. Photos of the Venus Transit from other parts of the world – Photos: Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012.

  2. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012).

Photos – Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012

Now in Malaysian sky, the Venus is still transiting  through the face of the Sun.

Unfortunately, I can’t see the transit because I do not have any solar filter to protect my eyes from the Sun.

But, I can watch and see the event from videos and pictures and on the internet.

I am still waiting for photos of the Venus Transit through the Malaysian sky from the National Space Agency. 

Please click below for: 

  1. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012.

  2. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

Below are photos of the Transit of Venus from other parts of the world.

Please click here to learn more about the Transit of Venus:

The planet Venus can be seen on its transit of the Sun, from New Delhi June 6, 2012. Venus last made a visible pass in front of the sun in 2004 but will not make another visible transit until 2117. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
This view from the Slooh Space Camera shows the amazing start of the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun (upper left) as it begins to cross the solar disk on June 5, 2012.
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
The photo shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.
The planet Venus starts its transit across the sun as seen from Newcastle, Australia June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
This photo from NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.
The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu June 6, 2012. Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
A combination picture shows the planet Venus as it transits across the face of the sun as seen from the Greenwich Observatory on June 8, 2004 in London. The rare astronomical event last occurred in 1882, while the next transit is due in 2012. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
The “black drop” effect is seen as Venus (top) begins to cross the sun’s face during the transit of Venus as seen from the west side of Manhattan in New York. The optical illusion makes Venus appear to be “stuck” to the edge of the sun at the beginning and end of the transit. (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)
Venus is silhouetted as it crosses in front of the sun as it sets behind the Kansas City, Mo. skyline Tuesday, June 5, 2012. From the U.S. to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the once-in-a-lifetime sight of the transit of Venus, which won’t be seen for another 105 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Transit Of Venus June 6, 2012

I designed this all by myself using Microsoft PowerPoint for this special phenomena.

The Transit of Venus will occurs tomorrow.

Please click below for:

  1. Photos Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012.

  2. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012.

  3. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

Venus Transit happens when Earth, Venus and Sun are align together.

During the transit, Venus can be seen from the Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.

I used the Microsoft PowerPoint to illustrate how the Transit of Venus happens.

It is a very rare event to be able to see Venus passing across the face of the sun.

Venus Transits currently recur at intervals of 8, 105.5, 8 and 121.5 years.

In Malaysia we can see the transit begins with contact I at 06:09:29 am, reach the maximum phase at 09:29:28 am and finally the transit ends at contact IV at 12:49:57 pm.

Geocentric Phases of Venus Transit – 6 June 2012

The transit will can be seen from the West to the East.

Most of North America sees the beginning of the transit in the afternoon and evening on June 5, whereas much of Eurasia sees the end of the transit in the morning  on June 6, 2012.

WARNING: Viewing the Sun without safety filters can cause a permanent eye damage or blindness!

The map shows where and when the Venus Transit can be seen.

Photos – Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

 The partial lunar eclipse at 08:03 pm. This photo was taken at the Balai Cerap Selangor

It was cloudy tonight so I could not see the partial lunar eclipse from my house.

Anyway here are some photos of the partial lunar eclipse taken at the Balai Cerap Selangor and posted on National Planetarium’s site.

The partial lunar eclipse at 08:01 pm as seen at the Balai Cerap Selangor.
The partial lunar eclipse at 08:o6 pm as seen at the Balai Cerap Selangor.

Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

Tonight there is going to be a partial lunar eclipse.

The partial lunar eclipse can be seen in West Malaysia from 8:00 to 10:00 pm tonight.

I hope that it will be raining in Kuala Lumpur this evening so that the sky won’t be cloudy tonight.

If  the sky is cloudy, we’ll not be able to see the moon; which means we’ll not be able to the partial lunar eclipse.

I could not see the June 16, 2011 total lunar eclipse because the sky was too cloudy.

Please click here for the photos of June 4, 2012 partial lunar eclipse.

Does PAS Still Like YB Nasharudin?

I(L)  asked Uncle Nasharudin (R) why didn’t he leave PAS since PAS still joined Bersih 3.0 demonstration after Uncle Nasharudin said that it is haram to do so.

Will YB Nasharudin Mat Isa be a PAS candidate in the 13th general election?

Some press reports said that his name is not listed as a PAS candidate in Kelantan.

Is it true?

Well, I am not surprised if the report is true.

I think now PAS doesn’t really like Uncle Nasharudin because he is very Islamic and a good man.

PAS does not respect Uncle Nasharudin’s opinions on important issues like Bersih 3.0 and LGBT.

Uncle Nasharudin also wants PAS and UMNO to sit together and have a discussion or muzakarah on important matters but PAS’s president and leaders do not want it to happen.

I think PAS’s leaders are scared to have a discussion with UMNO because they actually don’t really know what to say in the discussion.

They know that most of what they say about UMNO is not true and they do not want their supporters to find out the truth, so that they can keep on blaming UMNO for everything to win the general election 🙂

I think that PAS leaders are not happy with Uncle Nasharudin because PAS does not want the people to find out that they are fibbing and twisting stories.

So I think that Uncle Nasharudin should leave PAS just like Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim left DAP because PAS has changed and can influence Uncle Nasharudin to do wrong, weird and bad things.

Related post:

  1. Meeting Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa

Argentina’s Upsala Glacier Iceburg Tipped Over

A group of tourists touring the Upsala Glacier in Argentina were lucky to see a huge iceberg breaking into the lake.

They were traveling in a type of boat called catamaran.

One of the tourists recorded what happened and posted it on YouTube.

It happened in March but the video was posted in May.

On March 4, 2012 a massive ice wall at the Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, southern Argentina falled into the Lago Argentino; please click here for the photos.

Here is the video of the Argentina’s Upsala Glacier iceberg breaking:

I think the iceberg melted because of  the global warming even though some scientists do not blame global warming.

Global warming may caused lots of places to sink into the sea; please click here for: ’100 Places To Go Before They Disappear’, A Book By Gaute Hogh.