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Offline thaiga

Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April

BANGKOK, 28 March 2015 (NNT) – The public will be able to observe the only total lunar eclipse of this year in Thailand on 4 April 2015, says the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has revealed that the earth is now on course towards its first eclipse this year, with a lunar eclipse set to occur on 4 April 2015, 15 days after the previous solar eclipse of 20 March 2015. The public is invited to observe this astronomical phenomenon during the evening of 4 April.

The upcoming lunar eclipse will be the first and only full lunar eclipse observable from Thailand in this year. The eclipse will occur for 209 minutes, or 3 hours and 31 minutes. The moon will be shadowed entirely by the earth’s umbra for 5 minutes.

The eclipse will be the 30th eclipse from the total of 71 eclipses in the 132nd Saros Series. The previous eclipse in this Saros Series occurred 18 years ago on 24 March 1997.

NARIT has also unveiled the photograph of the solar eclipse of 20 March 2015 over Longyearbyen in Norway, taken by NARIT’s astronomy Thanakrit Santikunaporn, who recorded the entire event.

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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 09:32:46 PM »
Yesum.

 

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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 07:32:26 PM »
BF - saw that from my local 'shop' yesterday, (one which sells beer as it happens). But had been traveling and didn't know about it at all.
Thai friends at the shop showed me and Mrs R and I thought it was stunning.
Mrs R took a pic on my phone but I won't attach it, (don't know how) and if I did, it's just pathetic in comparison to your wonderful photos.
Well done ... I promise to be in fullest grouch mode next time.

 

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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 12:06:21 AM »
Thanks, Roger.  I could've gotten better photos if I had a bigger lens.  I was shooting with a 70-200mm F2.8 on a tripod.  A 600mm would have done the trick.  After I resize any photo to post here they don't look as good.  I shoot with a Nikon D810 36MegaPixels.  I took up photography as a hobby some months ago.  I love it!  It can be very costly when you buy gear.  Many times the lenses are more or as expensive as the Camera body.  I've probably got close to 170,000+ baht in lenses alone.  The Camera body I have retails anywhere from 89,000 to 100,000 baht.  Add in all the accessories like tripods, extra batteries, SD cards, bags, filters, etc., and you can see how costly it can get.   
 

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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 07:08:10 AM »
So that stuff comes at a price !!
My phone was free ...
Boys and toys eh ?
Keep up the good work. ATB
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 11:23:36 AM »
Don't forget to buy an extra stable tripod for a 600 mm telephoto as well, best one that is not only standing on the ground, but is cemented in. Or you might have problems setting the image section. I did some experimenting with an old 300 mm (M42 with adapter) I still have. It's absolutely necessary to tie the lens - not the camera body - to the tripod. I can imagine what it would be with a 600 mm.
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Offline thaiga

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 01:35:06 PM »
HA! HA! roger a grouch is brewing - how you going to put a crown on BF s avatar  :evilgrin
 
Back to the eclipse - did you know or should i say did you hear

In the past the sun's eclipse has been considered as an evil or a bad omen.

The very early cultures saw the sun as a life-giver in its unfailing everyday appearance. So, something that could actually undo the sun was naturally reckoned as a terribly bad event filled with foreboding.
In thailand many people continue to beat drums, gongs, pots and pans or fire guns into the air or simply hide indoors. The event has been associated with calamities ranging from wars, floods and famines to political upheavals and personal misfortunes.

In Thailand, lucky objects are bought to ward off evil omens during the eclipse. Since black is the colour of Rahu (the demon of darkness), devotees in Thailand buy up black chicken, black liquor, black beans, black eggs, black rice and black moss sticks.

just so you know  :salute
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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 03:09:25 PM »
Excellent pictures BF.  I was lucky enough to catch this at the time, but there was too much local light for my camera to pick it out like that.

A crown on BF's avatar....now there's a challenge!
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015, 08:50:57 PM »
now there's a challenge!
I'm sure you'll come up with something, or maybe david bailey with all that expensive equipment will  ;)
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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 09:38:03 PM »
I'd love to crown her!
 

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Re: Total lunar eclipse observable from Thailand on 4 April ☽
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2015, 11:13:20 PM »
Consider her "crowned"....would you like a preview, or will you wait until you're grumpy enough to take it from your compatriate?
 

 



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