#AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong #香港| #香港太空館 #HongKongSpaceMuseum #April2023|#HKSpMActivity – The live webcast streaming of Partial #SolarEclipse 20th April 2023

A partial solar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China on 20 April 2023 Hong  Kong SAR- Beijing Time , the eclipse magnitude is just about 0.03. The eclipse will not noticeably weaken the sunlight at that time. As the eclipse magnitude is small, observers may need a telescope to observe this solar eclipse. A specialised solar filter or an indirect way such as the projection method is essential for solar observation. Inadequate ways to observe the Sun may result in severe ocular burns…… Also the eclipse magnitude is just about 0.03. The eclipse will not noticeably weaken the sunlight at that time. As the eclipse magnitude is small, observers may need a telescope to observe this solar eclipse. A specialised solar filter or an indirect way such as the projection method is essential for solar observation. Inadequate ways to observe the Sun may result in severe ocular burns. The general public may also check the online platforms of the Hong Kong Space Museum to watch the live image of the solar eclipse on that day. The next partial solar eclipse in Hong Kong will occur on 22 July 2028, whose magnitude will even be smaller than that of this one.

Partial eclipse begins: the instant when the Moon’s limb contacts the Sun’s limb.

Greatest eclipse: the instant when the apparent centers of the Moon and the Sun are at the smallest separation. The eclipse magnitude reaches its maximum at this time.

Partial eclipse ends: the instant when the Moon’s limb leaves the Sun’s limb completely.

Eclipse magnitude: reflects how deep the Moon eclipses the Sun. The larger the magnitude is, the larger proportion of the Sun is covered.

PlacesPartial eclipse beginsGreatest eclipsePartial eclipse endsEclipse Magnitude
Tin Shui Wai Park12:37:0912:55:0613:13:090.02
HK International Airport12:35:5412:54:4713:13:450.022
Tai Po Waterfront Park12:35:5412:55:2413:14:580.024
Tsuen Wan Park12:35:2212:55:0913:15:010.025
Sha Tin Park12:35:0212:55:1913:16:380.026
Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui12:34:1212:55:0913:16:100.028
Statue Square, Central12:34:0912:55:0713:16:080.028
Victoria Park12:34:0012:55:1013:16:230.028
Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park12:33:4812:55:1913:16:520.029
Heng Fa Chuen Promenade12:33:4012:55:1513:16:530.029
Siu Sai Wan Promenade12:33:2812:55:1513:17:050.030
Stanley Main Beach12:33:1312:55:0713:17:040.030
Shek O Beach12:33:0612:55:1113:17:200.031

The eclipse this time is a hybrid solar eclipse. In addition to the partial solar eclipse, there are some places on Earth where a total solar eclipse or annular solar eclipse can be observed. The central point of the eclipse is located at the South of the equator. The eclipse magnitude is larger when the observer is closer to the central point. In Hong Kong, the partial solar eclipse will begin around noon. It can be observed from many districts. However, the eclipse magnitude and duration will be slightly larger in the southeastern region. Interested observers may first consider places at Kowloon East or the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.

The partial solar eclipse begins at 12:34 pm, where the Sun is located at about 79 degrees above the southwest horizon at that time. The entire eclipse will end at 1:16 pm.

StageTime (HKT)Altitude (degrees)Azimuth (degrees)
Partial eclipse begins12:3479195
Greatest eclipse12:5577217
Partial eclipse ends13:1673232

Date: 20.4.2023 (Thursday) Time: 12:30 – 1:20 pm

日食詳細資料 Information of the Solar Eclipse

12.34 pm 初虧 Partial eclipse begins

12.55 pm 食甚 greatest eclipse

1.16 pm 復圓 Partial eclipse ends





Located in the Heart of Hong Kong central of Victoria Harbour in which locate looking at the iconic Megatroplis HongKong Island city landscape from the opposite is the Hong Kong Space Museum  香港太空館 in which located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China –People’s Republic of China..  in which is one of the most international iconic buildings architecturally due to its hemispheric round dome in which is iconic known as one of Hong Kong’s local most cherish bread pastries the Pineapple Bun – Bolo Bao due to the pineapple ceramic texturing tiles of the dome structure that resembles the delicious texturing of the Pineapple Bun .. In which on In June 2014, the Hong Kong Government listed the pineapple bun as a part of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. … Despite the name, it does not traditionally contain pineapple; rather, the name refers to the look of the characteristic topping (which resembles the texture of a pineapple)……

Images and visuals are from the Hong Kong Space Museum –香港太空館 Hong Kong Space Museum –- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China …..

#CNSA #ChinaNationalSpaceAdministration #国家航天局 | #BRI  #December2022|Advanced Space-Based  #SolarObservatory #夸父一号 #Kuafu1 #Kwafu-1/ASO-S #SolarSatellite #Satellite..  The release of the first batch of scientific Data Images..

On the October 9th 2022 Early Morning clear 0743 morning Hours Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time , the Belt and Road Initiative CNSA –China National Space Administration  launching from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center – Inner Mongolia –China – People’s Republic of China, Readiness rolled out    deployed the Chang Zheng – Long March 2D carrier rocket  planned orbit from Jiuquan successfully launched the advanced space-based solar observatory “Kwafu-1” from the successfully launched at station 94 of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.. . The Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory (Kwafu-1/ASO-S) satellite was sent into the scheduled sun-synchronous orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success!

The release of the first batch of scientific images of “Kuafu-1” achieved a number of firsts at home and abroad] On December 13, the National Space Science Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the first batch of scientific images of China- People’s Republic of China comprehensive solar exploration satellite “Kuafu-1”. These images are a number of scientific observation images of the sun obtained by the “Kuafu-1” since the successful launch of the “Kuafu-1” on October 9, 2022, during the two-month operation of the three payloads in orbit, achieving a number of domestic and foreign firsts, The observation capabilities and advanced nature of the three payloads of “Kuafu-1” were verified in orbit.

During the two months in orbit, “Kuafu-1” carried out a large number of on-orbit tests and observations of the sun according to the established plan. Among the three payloads, the full-sun surface vector magnetic imager realized the first time in my country to carry out the solar magnetic field in space. The quality of the obtained partial longitudinal magnetic map of the sun has reached the international advanced level, laying a good foundation for focusing on the scientific goal of “one magnetic storm and two storms” and realizing high-time resolution and high-precision solar magnetic field observation.

The Advanced Space-Based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) satellite was developed by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. , which also provides support for severe space weather forecasting also the advanced space-based solar observatory satellite, the launch mission was a complete success. The satellite is mainly used for research on the causal relationship between solar flares and coronal mass ejections and the solar magnetic field, and provides data support for space weather forecasting…..

Figure 1. The comparison of the local monochromatic image and magnetic image (right) observed by FMG on orbit with the observation result (left) of the same solar surface area at the same time by the Huairou ground-based all-solar magnetic field telescope

Figure 2. The comparison between the local longitudinal magnetogram (right) observed by FMG at 00:50:15UT on November 6, 2022, and the US HMI/SDO observations (left) at the same time

Figure 3. Comparison of the hard X-ray image of a C-class flare observed by HXI on November 11, 2022 on “Double 11” and the AIA/SDO UV 1700 image

Fig. 4. Combination of light variation, hard X-ray imaging and EUV/UV images of the “Double 11” series of flares observed by HXI on November 11

Images and visuals are from their Respectives ..

#CNSA #ChinaNationalSpaceAdministration #国家航天局 | #BRI  #August2022 the #Xihe #SolarObservation #SolarProbe #Satellite The official release of  #羲和“#Xihe” sun exploration results set a number of international first …

At 1851 Hours Morning Hong Kong Beijing Time  on a very clear 14th October 2021 Thursday 2021, China- People’s Republic of China- CNSA –China National Space Administration   Successfully launched  the Long March-Chang Zheng 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Shanxi Province   China successfully launched Long March – Chang Zheng 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to successfully launched the Xihe Solar Probe  also other satellites into orbit…. Making this launch into this mission is the 391th flight of the International Iconic Chang Zheng- Long March series of carrier rockets…..

Successfully launching At 18:51 on October 14, 2021, Beijing time, China used the Long March 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to successfully combine solar Hα spectrum detection with dual super platform science and technology the test satellite was launched into space… . 

On 31st August 2022羲和the Team of Xihe Sun exploration results officially released…..The official release of “Xihe” sun exploration results set a number of international “firsts”…… A reporter from the Global Times learned from the National Space Administration on the 30th that on the same day, China’s first solar exploration science and technology test The results of the satellite “Xihe” were officially released. The “Xihe” Sun Exploration Achievement Conference is mainly focused on solar scientific exploration and new satellite technology, setting five international firsts.

The full name of “Xihe” is the solar Hα spectral detection and double-super-platform science and technology experiment satellite. It was launched on October 14, 2021 and operates in a sun-synchronous orbit with an average altitude of 517 kilometers. The main scientific payload is the solar Hα imaging spectrometer. . As my country’s first dedicated solar “photographer”, after preliminary on-orbit testing and debugging, “Xihe” has successfully achieved the world’s first space solar Hα band spectral scanning imaging, and the world’s first in-orbit acquisition of solar Hα and SiΙ spectral lines and the fine structure of FeI lines. According to the fine structure of these spectral lines, high-precision all-solar chromospheric and photospheric Doppler velocity fields can be inferred, and the activities occurring in the solar atmosphere can be recorded in detail, so as to study the physical process of solar activity. At present, the “Xihe” is carrying out scientific observations every day according to the established mission plan. Nearly 100 solar eruptions have been observed, and related research work is being carried out. The scientific data of “Xihe” is open to the world for sharing.

In addition to the achievements in solar scientific exploration, in terms of new satellite technology experiments, “Xihe” International has achieved the first time the master-slave collaborative non-contact “double super” (ultra-high pointing accuracy, ultra-high stability) satellite platform technology on-orbit performance Verification and engineering application; realized the in-orbit application of the world’s first solar space Hα imaging spectrometer; realized the in-orbit verification of the world’s first atomic frequency discrimination solar velocimeter. A slight vibration of the satellite load in space will make the imaging effect poor by the slightest and a thousand miles away. The “Double Super” satellite platform breaks the technical bottleneck of “unpredictable and difficult to control” micro-vibration of the traditional satellite platform, and adopts the maglev control technology to completely isolate the physical contact between the platform and the payload, ensuring that the payload imaging is not affected by the platform disturbance, allowing its Taking pictures is “more stable and more accurate”, and the attitude control level of my country’s satellite platform has been improved by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude, reaching the international advanced level. In the future, the dual-superplatform technology will be popularized and applied in a new generation of space missions such as high-resolution remote sensing, three-dimensional solar detection, and exoplanet discovery, promoting the leap-forward development of my country’s space technology.

“Imitate Xi and Yu Tianma, and aim to herd the stars in the sky.” Over the past year, the National Space Administration has organized the Aerospace Science and Technology Group, Nanjing University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other mission-contracting units to successfully complete the on-orbit test and experiment of the “Xihe” spacecraft, and achieved major achievements in the “Xihe” sun exploration. It is a model project of cooperation between government, industry, academia, research and application. At present, the National Space Administration has organized relevant units to put forward a series of mission plans such as solar detection at the L5 point of the sun, solar polar orbit detection, and solar approach detection. Evolution contributes to the development of human scientific civilization….

Images and visuals are from Weibo also their respectives..

#iPhonePhotography | #Sunhalo #太陽光暈 | in between Hong Kong also Auckland New Zealand March 2018 – A Gallery

with rainbow halo rings, transiting is a Airbus 320 flying south wise of North Island New Zealand..


Sun Halo’s are like rainbow like rings of light that encompassing surrounding the sun or the nearest star that’s averagely elliptically 150 million kilometers – eight minutes ago away from this Planet Earth in which I’m Keyboarding and editing this post.. recently  there have been some amazing remarkable  solar -sun halos in Auckland New Zealand recently shown up in recently light of previously awaking of several cyclones, or tropical cyclones in high attitude Chinese Dragon phoenix whispering  clouds….. As the clouds create a dispersion of light in a circumference rainbow effect through ice crystals that’s founded on higher levels of cirrus clouds that gives it rainbow colouring…………….

Recently in Auckland there has been some stunning Halo’s sightings in the rurally side of Auckland, in which seldom seen in urbanely or suburban while in recently in Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong on Ngong Ping 360, on one September there was an amazing halo over shadowing the in the background of the Big Buddha that painted an iconic actual Chinese painting of those can be found in the Chinese Buddhist temples through China in which a majority can be found in the Grotto of the ancient Silk Road….

Also Happy Easter 2018 everyone be festive with chocolate in which you’re license to do so more…. 

#GOOGLE |#SolarEclipse – 21st August 2017- Eclipse Megamovie- Chasing the Totality…


During the 21st August 2017 over the United States of America time, an Astronomical event that happens over a centennial in which a Solar Eclipse in which the New Moon transited across in between the Nearest Star- Sun and the Earth…. In which transited across from the Corner of west coast towards the lower corner east coast in which during the event the innovative team at Google decide to make a mega movie of the Solar Eclipse in which capturing the moment at the time using various capable camera device mediums when the Moon eclipses the Sun..

During this event Google partnership with UC Berkeley, The Astronomical Society of the Pacific along with others from amateurs to professional photographers, to capture the event with over 1,300 citizen Scientist to photograph  the Totality in which your locations was also an essential part of the observation in getting those data sets in developing the Eclipse Mega Movie.. In which one of the interesting points was to capture the Sun’s Corona in which during the event capturing open source of invaluable data with that dark moment while the Moon’s Umbra transiting in creating a Megamovie of the Solar Eclipse 2017.. in which you can view the event through VR using #GoogleExpeditions…….

Also best not to look at the solar eclipse with a naked eye through an unfiltered telescope.. make sure you have a filtered telescope or optical equipment..