Tags : Moon


Anek Laothamatas sticks to plan for Thailand’s mission to the

The Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Anek Laothamatas has ignited debate on social media once more after reiterating Thailand’s “mission to the moon” will be accomplished within seven years, using a budget of “only 3 billion baht”. Speaking at a press conference to showcase his ministry’s accomplishments in 2020 on Friday, Mr […]Read More


India Launches Historic Bid to Put Spacecraft on Moon

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a “historic day” for the nation. Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — took off on time at 2.43pm (0913 GMT) from the […]Read More


People around the marvel at eclipse of the century

Stargazers around the world this morning watched the spectacular event as the moon turned “blood red” in a total lunar eclipse for an hour and 43 minutes — the longest of the century. The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) this morning unveiled images of the eclipse taken from the Chalerm Phra Kiat Observatory […]Read More


US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

Former American astronaut Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82, due to complications following heart bypass surgery earlier this month. He is known as the first person to walk on the moon when commander of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon. Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 […]Read More


Supermoon to occur on May 6

BANGKOK, 4 May 2012 (NNT) – The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) revealed that the biggest full moon of the year, or a “supermoon”, will occur on May 6 at 10.34 pm, local time. Mr. Saran Poshyachinda, NARIT deputy director said a supermoon takes place when the moon hits its full phase while […]Read More


Total lunar eclipse attracts stargazers in Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 10 — Thai people nationwide enjoyed witnessing a total lunar eclipse that lasted for 51 minutes as skies were clear on Saturday. The eclipse started at 7.46pm when the moon entered the Earth’s penumbra and began passing the umbra at 9.06pm. The total eclipse reached its maximum phase at 9.06pm, lasting for 51 […]Read More


Phuket to catch first glimpse of eclipse in Thailand

PHUKET: A partial solar eclipse on Friday will be visible in Phuket before any other province in Thailand, scientists say. Asst Prof Dr Sakshin Bunthawin, head of the Biotechnology of Electromechanics Research Unit at Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus, said the eclipse will begin at 1:51pm and reach its peak at 3.28pm, at which […]Read More