Saturday, 10 December 2011



Bulan mula memasuki Penumbra : 19.32 (P4)
Bulan mula memasuki Umbra : 20.46 (U4)
Permulaan gerhana Penuh : 22.06 (U3)
Waktu gerhana Maksima : 22.31
Tamat gerhana Penuh : 22.57 (U2)
Bulan meninggalkan Umbra : 00.18 (U1)
Bulan meninggalkan Penumbra : 01.31 (P1)

Ianya berlaku kesan daripada kedudukan bumi, bulan dan matahari berada dalam satu garisan sewaktu gerhana yang menyebabkan wujudnya tarikan graviti ke ke atas.

Dalam keadaan ini, putih telur dikatakan tertarik ke bahagian atas manakala kuning telur yang sedikit berat berada di bahagian bawah sekaligus mewujudkan keseimbangan.

Prinsip yang sama juga berlaku kepada kejadian pasang surut air laut.Jika dalam keadaan gerhana, di mana bumi, bulan dan matahari berada di dalam satu garisan, maka akan berlakulah air pasang perbani atau disebut juga air pasang besar.

Berdasarkan pendapat saintis, di antara matahari dan bumi terdapat garis medan gravitasi yang mampu mempengaruhi elektron dalam telur sehingga menjadi stabil, sekali gus membolehkannya berdiri tegak.

Eksperimen oleh : Mohd Ezli Mashut ( Jam 11.00 Malam ketika Gerhana Bulan Penuh )

A partial lunar eclipse is seen from the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules in Amman
The lunar eclipse sets over the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

The lunar eclipse sets over the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii.

9.21 pm di Planetarium Negara

9.17 mlm di Planetarium Negara

Imej dari Teluk Kemang,N9 

‎7:56pm dari Melaka...

Total Lunar Eclipse in Bangkok city, Thailand. 10 December 2011

A composite of 12 pictures shows a full lunar eclipse over the skies in Hefei
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians were drawn outdoors to watch the total lunar eclipse, which is the last until 2014.
While about 3,000 people visited the National Planetarium to view the eclipse last night with sophisticated telescopes, others opted for a more laid-back experience with their family members.
Nightclub manager Johnny Wan watched the eclipse outside his workplace in Section 16 here with his wife and children, together with his mother, sister and her children.
Even his staff took occasional breaks to follow the moon's phases as it slowly crept into the Earth's shadow and eventually took on a reddish hue at the height of the eclipse.
Once in a blue moon: A photograph showing the moon during the lunar eclipse last night as seen from Sungai Buloh, Kuala Lumpur.
Although he does not consider himself to be a stargazer, Wan said he would never miss the opportunity to watch an eclipse as it was rare.
“Most times, eclipses happen in other parts of the world. So, if there is an eclipse happening here and I hear about it, I will watch it,” said Wan, 47.
He added that he loved watching the skies on clear nights with his telescope at home.
A group from Rescue Climber Malaysia, meanwhile, gathered at Bukit Broga to catch the eclipse and also photographed the event.
Kids using a telescope to gaze at the moon.
The eclipse began at about 7.34pm and was at its height at 10.32pm. It ended at about 1.30am today.
The National Planetarium uploaded photographs taken at regular intervals from both the planetarium and different observatories around Malaysia and uploaded it onto its Facebook page while there was a “live” webcast on the National Space Agency's website.

US silent on spy drone downed by Iran

RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft captured by Iranian military in east country.
The US and CIA continue to remain silent and refused to adopt an official position more than a day after Iran unveiled the American spy drone downed by the Iranian military, Press TV reports.

The Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit downed with minimum damage the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft which was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225km) from the Afghan border, on Sunday December 4.

Two days later, two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the drone has been part of a CIA reconnaissance mission, involving the United State's intelligence community stationed in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Iran's envoy to the UN, Mohammad Khazaei has called on the world body to condemn the United States' violation of Iranian airspace. He said the RQ-170 was flying 250 kilometers inside Iranian territory when it was forced down.

Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran on Thursday, to protest Washington's illegal move.

Meanwhile, Iran has announced that it intends to carry out reverse engineering on the captured drone, which is also known as the Beast of Kandahar, and is similar in design to a US Air Force B-2 stealth bomber.

The RQ-170 is an unmanned stealth aircraft designed and developed by the Lockheed Martin Company.

It is one of America's most advanced surveillance aircraft. Its loss is considered a major embarrassment to Washington.