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Full lunar eclipse viewable June 16
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:41:29 PM »
Full lunar eclipse viewable June 16

A full lunar eclipse can be watched in Thailand on June 16 - at the longest duration at 3.39 hours in the past four years.

The eclipse begins at 01:22 am and takes a full stage at 02:22, and ends at around 4 am, Saran Posayajinda, a senior government astronomer, said Monday.

This eclipse is unique also with the moon appearing in red, altogether with the Milky Way being seen throughout the period, and beyond in the latter case.

Another unique phoenomenon is that the moon will also travell past the front of a star called 51 Ophiuchi which is outside the Solar System. From the sight from Earth, the 51 Ophiuchi will travel behind the moon in glowing red.

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