Total supermoon eclipse on May 26

The Brunei public will be able to witness a rare total lunar eclipse on May 26, the first total eclipse in the country since July 2018.

The eclipse will come with a Supermoon bonus, where the full moon appears a little bigger and brighter due to its closer (perigee) position to the Earth during its orbit, said Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) in a statement.

According to PABD, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth and being in the Earth’s dark shadow known as Umbra. Such occurrence is rare when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly aligned with the Earth being precisely in the middle.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin