An astrological phenomenon called the “Super Blue Blood Moon” had placed the country in a standstill as ordinary citizens, amateur and professional stargazers joined in to see this rare occurrence, Wednesday night, January 31, 2018.
This phenomenon started at 6:30 am in Thailand while the total eclipse occurred between 7:51 pm and 9:07 pm in Thailand, as reported by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT).
Cloudy skies in some areas have obstructed visibility including Khon Kaen. In Buriram, “the total eclipse was visible in Muang district and a few fireworks were set off in a nearby village, with people on passing motorcycles beeping their horns,” a Bangkok Post reports.
According to NARIT Executive Director Saran Poshyanchida, the moon was much bigger than average due to “perigee”, the closest distance between the Earth and moon in a single orbit.
Source: Bangkok Post