The first total lunar eclipse of 2018 which is also known as Blood Moon will be visible in Thailand on Jan 31, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit).
Saran Poshyachinda, Narit director said that the galactical phenomenon could be visible with plain eyes and he urged Thai people who are interested to watch the event on the night of Jan 31.
The blood moon will also be visible in northern America, Australia, Asia, northern and eastern parts of Europe, northern and eastern Africa and northern and eastern South America.
Mr Saran said the phenomenon would start at 5.51 pm when the moon will pass under the Earth’s shadow.
Partial lunar eclipse will start at 6.48 pm and will go on until 7.51 pm when total eclipse will occur and last one hour and 16 minutes until 9.07 pm during which the Moon will appear red, hence the so-called Blood Moon.
The moon will totally re-emerge from the Earth’s dark shadow at 10.11 pm and the entire process will end at 11.08 pm.
Mr Saran said two total lunar eclipse will be visible in Thailand with the second predicted to fall on July 27.