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.

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)

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.