09 Jun '11, 2am

Red moon eclipse visible from Thailand on June 16 - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN) - A perfect lunar eclipse can be viewed from Thailand on June 16 for 3.39 hours - the longest in the past four years. The spectacle will begin at 1:22am, reach full stage at 2:22am and end at about 4am, Saran Posayajinda, a senior government astronomer, said. This appearance is unique with the moon in red, together with the Milky Way visible throughout the period and beyond. The moon will also pass in front of a star called 51 Ophiuchi, which from the Earth will look like it is travelling behind the moon in glowing red. "This is a rare phenomenon indeed," he said, without mentioning whether it would occur only once and for all, or could be repeated in the years to come. The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand invites the public to witness the event at observation sites in Chiang Mai, Chachoengsao and Songkhla, said Saran, ...

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