Partial Solar Eclipse and Summer Solstice (Longest Day of the Year) Tomorrow 21st June

Chiang Mai Observatory

Partial Solar Eclipse and Summer Solstice (longest day of the year) tomorrow 21st June 2020.

Head of Astronomy Academic Services, Mr Suparuek Maohanon said the “partial solar eclipse” can be seen over the sky in Thailand approximately 13:00 – 16:10 hours.

You can also watch the event at the following observatories:

Northern Region
Sirindhorn Astronomy Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai.

Northeastern Region
Chaloem Phra Kiat Observatory, Nakhon Ratchasima.

Although the Partial Solar Eclipse can be seen across Thailand, the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai will see the sun obscured about 63% with Bangkok seeing only 16% of the sun obscured.

Mr Suparuek has warned those interested in watching the phenomenon to use eye protection as viewing with the naked eye can cause optic nerve damage and even blindness. Anyone planning to view the event through a telescope must ensure it is equipped with solar filters. Sunglasses are also not recommended. Specialised equipment that has the ability to filter light safely is a must.