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Bangsaphan celestial calendar

Post by buksida » 14 Dec 2010 15:27

Since BS and its surrounds are blessed with very little light pollution it makes a great spot for star gazing and general astronomy. Take a walk down the beach on any clear night and you'll be amazed at how much more is visible here than in the cities.

Anyway, I thought I'd post next years calendar of events in the sky so you know what to look out for and when:

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A good program to download and view the constellations on any given day is http://www.stellarium.org

If you want to check online where to look try http://www.heavens-above.com, the GPS coordinates for Bangsaphan are 11.171 Lat, 99.502 Long.

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Re: Bangsaphan celestial calendar 2011

Post by buksida » 16 Jun 2011 09:33

Too much cloud for the lunar eclipse last night :(

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Post by buksida » 11 Aug 2011 13:27

Those that are up at night may get a glimpse of the Perseids meteor shower which is due to peak on August 13-14.

From Bangsaphan beach the meteors can be seen in the Perseus constellation which rises from the North-East direction at about midnight on those dates.

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Post by buksida » 11 Dec 2011 09:52

Clear views of the lunar eclipse last night, Geminids on Tuesday ...

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Post by buksida » 03 Jan 2012 16:34

For those interested here is the 2012 celestial calendar ...
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Happy stargazing!

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Post by buksida » 22 Jun 2013 10:49

Half a year late and in the middle of rainy season but we get there in the end ...

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Tonight the full moon over BS

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Post by buksida » 08 Oct 2014 09:34

There will be a blood moon lunar eclipse tonight ... but with the 100% cloud cover at the moment things are not looking good.

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Post by buksida » 01 Feb 2016 13:00

Astronomical drama expected in Thai skies this year
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Post by buksida » 01 Feb 2016 13:07

And the full calendar for 2016:

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Post by buksida » 20 Jul 2018 14:04

SEE LONGEST BLOOD MOON OF THE CENTURY NEXT WEEK
Be prepared to witness up to three celestial events when Buddhist Lent ends next week, including the longest total lunar eclipse until the 22nd century.

The night skies from Friday, July 27, through to the morning of July 28 – the king’s birthday – will present three rare phenomena: Mars will smolder in perigee, the Moon will reach apogee and fade into a Blood Moon for nearly two hours, according to the nation’s top astronomer.

Although Mars will be a mere 57.6 million kilometers from Earth on July 31, its closest point in 15 years, next Friday will afford the best view it because it will move into a position opposite to the Sun, according to Saran Posayajinda of the National Astronomical Research Institute. Mars will be one-quarter of its average distance of 225 million kilometers.

Then, in the early morning of July 28, the year’s second lunar eclipse will be visible worldwide. In Thailand, it will appear in the sky from 12:14am to 6:10am.

The eclipse will be total from 2:30am to 4:13am, making it the longest expected in the 21st century. The Blood Moon will be smaller than usual as the Moon will be at its farthest point from Earth this year at a distance of 406,086 kilometers.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018 ... next-week/

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