King Power Mahanakhon and The Thai Astronomical Society holds a special activity for stargazers to marvel at a partial solar eclipse that passed over the sky of Bangkok at Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Bangkok’s highest observatory and iconic landmark which recently reopened its doors to the public, on 21 June 2020.
The phenomenon could be witnessed across all 77 provinces in Thailand. In Bangkok, the moon started to obscure the sun between 1.11 p.m.-4.10 p.m. with its maximum occultation took place at 2.49 p.m. The spectacle was also livestreamed along with narration from Bangkok’s highest spot which rises 314 metres above the ground. Level 78 of the pixelated building boasting unobstructed vista point is arguably the best viewing spot in Thailand. Participating star watchers also donned protective eyeglasses to avoid the effect of harmful ray.
This activity marked the first collaboration between Mahanakhon SkyWalk and The Thai Astronomical Society with an aim to promote scientific phenomenon knowledge and provide an alternative venue for viewing astrological events in the heart of Bangkok.