Thailand residents are invited to a period of orange nights by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), when Mars is coming closest to the earth.
NARIT is swaying all sky-lovers in Thailand to join mission of Mars by watching the red planet coming closer within the week-nights, 6.00 – 10.00 pm. of May 22 – 31, 2016 that is the closest distance it has ever come close to the earth.
Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Executive Director has said about the coming closer of Mars that…
It’s Mars Opposition, means the red planet is punctually opposite to the Sun.
It’s time Mars stays closest to the earth, 75.28 million km. in a decade (these 11 years).
It’s the best time to observe the red planet giving orange blaze in the night sky in Southeastern.
It’s the best time to witness it with naked eyes, and even a simple telescope will allow the surface of Mars to your sight.
It’s time the Saturn and the Moon are joining the show.
In Bangkok, the observation place is Siam Paragon Shopping Center , Siam, Bangkok, @Park Parakon.
Other provinces; Chiang Mai
– Maya Mall, at the fountain area.
Nakhon Ratchasima Province
(Korat) – Thai National Observatory Cha-lerm Pra Kiat 7th anniversary, Kok-gruad District.
– Thai National Observatory Cha-lerm Pra Kiat 7th anniversary Chachoengsao.
And another 100 observatories across the country are also available.