Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

4 06 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.





Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America(May 20, 2012)

21 05 2012

An annular solar eclipse or the ‘ring of fire’ was seen in western North America today.

This is a rare astronomical event.

It crossed parts of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico before disappearing in Texas with the sunset.

An annular eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its furthest point from the Earth and closer to the much larger sun.

That juxtaposition allows the moon to block more than 90 percent of the sun’s rays when the two orbs slide into alignment.

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

Please click here for:

 

  1. Photo – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia.

  2. Videos of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.


An annular eclipse is seen in Los Angeles, California May 20, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during a solar eclipse as viewed from Encinitas, California May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The moon passes between the sun and the earth as viewed through coastal fog rolling in from the ocean in Encinitas, California May 20, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

The moon passes between the sun and the earth behind a windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson





Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

21 05 2012

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The moon passes between the sun and the earth over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during a solar eclipse seen from the Peak on Hong Kong Island May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

An annular eclipse is a rare astronomical event.

An annular eclipse happens when moon and sun align/in straight line over the earth.

Please click here for Videos Of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.

This is how Ring of Fire happen

Later, the ring of fire can be seen in North America.

Please click here for: Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America.

On July 22 2009 I saw the partial solar eclipse at Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

My photos came out in a few Malaysians main newspapers 🙂

A partial eclipse is seen in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An annular solar eclipse is seen between Ferris wheel in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An eclipse is seen in at the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai May 21, 2012.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen at a rooftop of Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana)





Total Lunar Eclipse – June 16, 2011

20 06 2011

INTO DARKNESS: The moon slowly being obscured by the earth's shadow — Pic: Angkasa.

Lunar means moon.

There was a total lunar eclipse on June 16, 2011.

Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the Moon from the Sun.

It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or  almost; with the Earth in the middle.

Total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the whole moon.

If only about half Moon is blocked by the Earth, it will be a partial lunar eclipse.

This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.

First I tried to watch the lunar eclipse at 12:56 a.m., but I can’t see anything because it was too cloudy.

Then I woke up early and went outside to watch the lunar eclipse at 6:05 a.m. and this time I can see the eclipse but it was still cloudy.

I waited and soon it was less cloudy and I can see the eclipse clearly.

Anyway I miss the total eclipse.

I hope that I’m not going to miss another total lunar eclipse next time.





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

9 06 2011
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





Partial Lunar Eclipse

1 01 2010

Lunar means moon.

There was a partial lunar eclipse early this morning.

Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth block the Moon from the Sun.

It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or  almost; with the Earth in the middle.

Partial Lunar eclipse happens when only a part of the moon is blocked by the Earth.

If the whole Moon is blocked by the Earth, a total lunar eclipse happens.

This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.

This lunar eclipse was very special because it happens on the first day of the new year and at the same time with the blue moon!

I watched the blue moon but I could not see the eclipse.

I went out side at 1:41 am and again at 2:00 am but I only saw the full moon in the sky.

I think I’ll to watch another lunar eclipse.








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