The sight of February’s Snow Moon may be an excuse for you to party until tomorrow at dawn.
The penumbral lunar eclipse will occur in the Bangkok sky at exactly 5:34am on Saturday. The phenomenon will be visible for about an hour before the moon sets at 6:42am, according to Saran Posayajinda, deputy chief of Thailand’s National Astronomical Research Institute.
In a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth falls on the moon’s face. Unlike a total lunar eclipse, where the moon turns blood-red, Saturday’s eclipse will only leave a dark shading on the moon’s face. Some people may not notice at all.
If you miss this lunar event, Saran said a partial eclipse will occur at midnight on August 7.
People in Thailand will be able to see a total lunar eclipse again in 2018, on January 31 and July 28
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