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 20:09, 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 5th lunar lunar eclipse, and the Earthshine phenomenon is clearly visible.
For the atmosphere of monitoring such phenomena Although the sky is cloudy and rainy in almost every region in Thailand But it can still be noticed in many provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Chachoengsao, Trat, Rayong, Chonburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Roi Et, Surin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Sisaket, Ranong, Phuket, Songkhla, Yala, etc.
blocking of celestial objects (Occultations) is a phenomenon where one celestial object passes in front of another object when observed from the line of sight, such as the moon obscuring the planet. the moon obscures the stars planets obscuring stars Planets blocking each other, etc.
We can use this phenomenon to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Calculate the diameter of an object detect and study the structure of the atmosphere It can also be used to detect the rings of outer planets as well. It is another important phenomenon that is beneficial to the field of astronomy research.
“Moon obscures Mars” is a rare astronomical phenomenon. infrequent and for a long time to observe in Thailand #The next time that can be observed in Thailand in the next 19 years will happen on March 22, 2040 at around 12:15 a.m. – Thai News Agency
“Moon obscures Mars” night 17 April 2021 National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) (Public Organization) Ministry of Higher Education…Posted by NARIT National Astronomical Research Institute when Saturday 17 April 2021