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Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April

The public will be able to observe the only total lunar eclipse of this year in Thailand on 4 April 2015, says the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand.

lunar eclipseThe National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has revealed that the earth is now on course towards its first eclipse this year, with a lunar eclipse set to occur on 4 April 2015, 15 days after the previous solar eclipse of 20 March 2015. The public is invited to observe this astronomical phenomenon during the evening of 4 April.

The upcoming lunar eclipse will be the first and only full lunar eclipse observable from Thailand in this year. The eclipse will occur for 209 minutes, or 3 hours and 31 minutes. The moon will be shadowed entirely by the earth’s umbra for 5 minutes.

The eclipse will be the 30th eclipse from the total of 71 eclipses in the 132nd Saros Series. The previous eclipse in this Saros Series occurred 18 years ago on 24 March 1997.

NARIT has also unveiled the photograph of the solar eclipse of 20 March 2015 over Longyearbyen in Norway, taken by NARIT’s astronomy Thanakrit Santikunaporn, who recorded the entire event.




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