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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by buksida » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:12 pm

Leonids tonight, but nearly full moon will probably obscure viewing.

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Nation prepares for sky spectacular

Post by PeteC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:33 am

......"He said there will be several events including planets moving close to Earth in their orbit paths.

They include:

Jupiter's orbit during April 7-8;
Saturn on June 15;
A lunar eclipse seen from Thailand on Feb 11 and Aug 22;
A solar eclipse on Feb 26 and Aug 21;
A meteor shower during Aug 12-13 and Dec 13-14;
Super moon on Dec 3; and
Mini moon on June 9.

Mr Saran said these phenomena can be seen with the naked eye, or preferably using a telescope.

He said Jupiter's orbit close to the Earth during April 7-8 will be the highlight of the celestial events."......

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Re: Nation prepares for sky spectacular

Post by sateeb » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:44 am

However, this country's turn to see a full solar eclipse will next come on April 11, 2070 in Prachaup Khiri Khan's tambon Waghor, where King Rama IV once made the correct prediction that a solar eclipse would take place there.


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Re: Nation prepares for sky spectacular

Post by hhfarang » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:49 pm

Can't wait for this...I'll be 110!!!
If you don't want to wait that long just plan a trip to the U.S. this coming August...

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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:40 am

31 January 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Hua Hin, Thailand

One for you diaries - full details at link.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/ ... o=20180131
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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by hhinner » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 am

^^ 3 for 1: supermoon, blue moon, blood moon (lunar eclipse). Also, fairly unusually, the month of February will have no full moon, and March will then, like January, have two.

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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by buksida » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:51 pm

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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by migrant » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 pm

Nice pics, Thanks!!
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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by Nereus » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 pm

'Super Blue Blood Moon' over Thailand

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... r-Thailand

Amateurs and professional stargazers in Thailand joined people in several parts of the world to watch the rare "Super Blue Blood Moon" on Wednesday night.

The phenomenon began at 6.30am(really? :roll: ) in Thailand with the total eclipse occurring between 7.51pm and 9.07pm in the kingdom, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit).

Cloudy sky, however, obstructed visibility in some areas, including Khon Kaen where people could see the blue moon for about five minutes before it was obscured.

"Despite the cloudy evening, the moon was seen at 6.45pm on the dot. It was really beautiful," said Suksan Karnsa-ard, a science teacher at Kaennakhon Witthayalai School, where a telescope was available for residents to experience the event.

In Buri Ram, the total eclipse was visible in Muang district and a few fireworks were set off in a nearby village, with people on passing motorcycles beeping their horns.

Narit executive director Saran Poshyachinda said the moon on Wednesday was larger than normal because of a "perigee", its closest approach to Earth in a single orbit. Everybody could see the lunar eclipse with their own unaided vision, he added.
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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by Vital Spark » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:24 pm

Great photos, Buksi. Especially the last one. I've been popping outside every half our or so and it still looks pretty normal in my neck of the woods. I'm hoping that in a few hours time it'll be shining into my bedroom. The last super moon looked massive at about 3am.

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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by TunnelRats » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm

Buksi,
may I copy your nice three pics?

Thanks and cheers

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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by buksida » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:37 pm

Only if you don't intend to publish them elsewhere. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:18 pm

Mystery bullets rain down on houses during lunar eclipse

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... e#cxrecs_s

The "Super Blue Blood Moon" night was a nightmare for Wisit Wibulsilp and Chalerm Kulyasuk.

Despite living in different provinces, the two men shared the same fate on Wednesday evening - bullets ripping through their roofs.

Related story: 'Super Blue Blood Moon' over Thailand

Mr Wisit reported to Thung Yai police station in Nakhon Si Thammarat that a bullet fell into his bedroom around 7pm while he was watching TV.

He told police that he heard a noise from the roof - and moments later found a bullet only 80 centimetres from where he was sitting.

"I was shocked. If it had hit my head, I could have been injured or killed," he said.
Deputy police station chief Pol Capt Anan Panitchakul, who inspected the house, said the gunshot could be linked to the lunar eclipse.

On the same night in Trang, Mr Chalerm told a police patrolman from Muang station that a .38mm bullet had crashed into his house.

He said the bullet landed 40cm from the sofa where he was sleeping - the exact place his family members normally sit to watch TV, he said, except that fortunately they were having dinner at the time.

The provincial police office in Chai Nat said on Thursday they had received more than 100 phone calls complaining about gunshots on Wednesday night.

According to Thai superstition, firing bullets into the sky during a lunar eclipse saves the moon from being swallowed by Rahu, a Hindu demon.
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Re: Hua Hin/Thailand celestial calendar

Post by TunnelRats » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 pm

buksida wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Only if you don't intend to publish them elsewhere. :mrgreen:
Gee, not my intention, but thanks anyway :cheers:
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