MCOT reveals the image of “Moon obscuring Mars” – Thai News Agency MCOT

April 18 – National Astronomical Research Institute published a picture of “Moon obscuring Mars” on the night of April 17, 2021, a rare astronomical phenomenon. next time 19 years

National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) (Public Organization) Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation reveals the image of “Moon obscuring Mars” on the night of April 17, 2021, before Mars touches the edge of the moon at 8:09 PM. Recorded at the Sirindhorn Astronomical Park. Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, and while Mars emerges from the moon at 21:26 hrs. Recorded at the Chaloem Phrakiat Observatory for the 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary of Chachoengsao. Such astronomical phenomena are rare in Thailand. The trend in social media is bustling. The Ror. Organizes a live broadcast on the NARIT Facebook page, National Astronomical Research Institute. There are thousands of people interested in following.

The phenomenon of the moon obscuring Mars this time began to observe from the early evening in the west. Mars first touched the edge of the moon around 8:12 p.m., slowly disappearing behind the moon. and emerged from the whole moon again at about 21:28 (time in Bangkok If observed in other areas The duration of the shading begins and ends at the same time.) The night also coincides with the fifth lunar lunar eclipse, and the Earthshine phenomenon is clearly visible.

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