11 July 2024

Loy Krathong revellers will be able to enjoy a total lunar eclipse as they celebrate the annual festival on Tuesday night.

According to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), the lunar eclipse is expected to start at 3.02pm and last until 8.56pm (local time) on November 8th. It will be observable in all parts of the world.

In Thailand, the moon will appear on the eastern horizon at 5.44pm, but the eclipse will not be seen until it turns blood red for about 57 minutes. Then, gradually, the moon will move out of the Earth’s shadow.

Those who are interested in observing this phenomenon and listening to a briefing by astronomers from the NARIT can visit the observatories in Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao or Songkhla provinces.

Official Loy Krathong festivities to be held at Ong Ang Canal and across Bangkok