First Blood Moon of the year visible from Thailand on January 31

The first blood moon or total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible from Thailand on the 31st of January according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit.)

Narit director Saran Poshyachinda encouraged everyone in Thailand to watch the phenomenon on the night of January 31, stating that it will be visible with the naked eye there was no need for special equipment.

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The lunar eclipse will also be visible in several other countries including Australia, North America and parts of Eastern Europe.

First Blood Moon of the year visible from Thailand on January 31

The Phenomenon is expected to begin at 5.51pm here in Thailand when the moon will pass behind the earth’s shadow.

The total lunar eclipse is expected to happen at 7.51pm and last for one hour and 16 minutes during which time the moon will appear to be red thus why it is often referred to as a Blood Moon.

The moon will pass out of the earth’s shadow at 10.11pm and the whole event will be finished at 11:08pm.

There will be two total lunar eclipses visible from Thailand in 2018 with the second expected to happen in July.

Source : Thai PBS

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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