Partial solar eclipse on 21st June

 | Fri 12 Jun 2020 15:16 ICT

Partial solar eclipses happen when the moon comes between the sun and earth. Between around 1pm and 4.10pm on the 21st June, we will be able to see a partial eclipse right here in Chiang Mai.

The best time to view this phenomenon will be at 2.49pm.

The partial eclipse will be seen across Thailand with varying degrees of the sun’s coverage. At the southern most tip of Thailand only 16% of the sun will be covered, while Bangkok will see 40% of the sun covered. We in the north are fortunate with the north having the most impressive eclipse, Mae Sai expected to see 63% of the sun covered.

Please do not look at the sun with the naked eye or even sunglasses. Looking directly at the sun can lead to blindness and other forms of permanent eye damage if you aren’t wearing proper eye protection. Please purchase special protective eyewear or eclipse glasses.

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) announced today that the Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark in Mae Rim will officially reopen on the 19th June, however, because of concerns for the safety of the public, they won’t hold a viewing event for the partial solar eclipse.

Instead, they invite the public to either see the partial eclipse for themselves, or follow a live feed on their Facebook page.