Sun Phenomenon: Giant Halo And ‘UFO’ Captured In Malaysian Sky – Photos

Just now as I was reading The Star on the internet, I saw an article about two phenomena involving the sun, one in the Klang Valley and the other in Johore.

Lots of people who saw the optical phenomenon were surprised and were asking what could it be?

In the Klang Valley, people saw a giant halo circling the sun; which is also known as a Sun Halo.

The sun phenomenon that happened in Johore was even more amazing that some people thought it was a UFO and some thought that it could be a new planet.

Here are some pictures of the both phenomenon ….

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The National Space Agency (Angkasa) said that the phenomenon was not something to be alarmed about.

The “rainbow-around-the-sun” effect occurs naturally when light interacts with ice crystals in cirrus clouds in the upper troposphere.

The crystals act like prisms, refracting and reflecting sunlight to produce a rainbow-coloured effect around the sun.

However, the agency advised people not to stare directly into the sun to protect their eyesight.

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).

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.

Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program(Program Gerhana Bulan Penuh) – ANGKASA and National Mosque

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PROGRAM – 16 JUNE 20
     

There will be a total lunar(moon) eclipse in Malaysia on June 16, 2011.

The eclipse will start at 1:25 a.m. until 7:01 a.m.

On the 16th of June 2011, we will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse starting from 1:25 a.m. to 7:01 a.m. In conjunction with Total Lunar Eclipse, National Space Agency (ANGKASA) and National Mosque will be organizing a Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program at the Main Entrance of National Mosque (nearby the expo site) on 16 June 2011 from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Public are invited to observe the phenomena through a few of telescopes that will be setup during the event.  You also can bring your own telescope in this program.

The first 1000 visitors attending the program will be given a tin of Eclipse Mints, contribution by The Wrigley Company (M) Sdn. Bhd.

The tentative program is shown below:

1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.    Total Lunar Eclipse Observation

                                          Jupiter, Mars and Venus Observation

                                          Eclipse Talk

                                          Quiz

3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.    Solat Sunat Gerhana Berjemaah          

7:00 a.m.                         Dismiss