First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on 31 January 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse, 28 September 2015, California, Credit: Alfredo Garcia, Jr, Wikipedia

Total Lunar Eclipse, 28 September 2015, California, Credit: Alfredo Garcia, Jr, Wikipedia

First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on 31 January 2018, a rare occurrence that last happened over 150 years ago

January skywatchers are in for a rare treat: a Blue Moon, a Total Lunar Eclipse and a Super Moon all in the same month.

A Blue Moon (not exactly blue in colour) is when there are two full moons in the same calendar month and this happens about once every 2.7 years. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow; and super moons happen when the moon comes closest to Earth and coincides with a full moon. In this case, the super moon also happens to be the day of the total lunar eclipse on 31 January. The last time when all the three events lined up this perfectly was more than 150 years ago on 31 March 1866. Read more

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Best Day Trips from Bangkok: 6 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

Craft of pottery on Koh Kret Island, Best Day Trips from Bangkok: 6 Insider's Tips by Local Experts

Craft of pottery on Koh Kret Island, Day Trips from Bangkok

Best Day Trips from Bangkok: 6 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

The list of great things to do in Thailand’s capital is endless, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t take any day trips from Bangkok. Thailand is home to charming floating markets and ruins of the glorious ancient capital, but everybody already knows that. For an even more local experience, here are the best day trips from Bangkok curated by Thai locals. Read more

What to Do in Chiang Mai: 5 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

Eco life with hill tribe at Lisu Lodge, What to Do in Chiang Mai: 5 Insider's Tips by Local Experts

Eco life with hill tribe at Lisu Lodge, What to Do in Chiang Mai

What to Do in Chiang Mai: 5 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

When asked about what to do in Chiang Mai, temple tour and hiking are the obvious answers. While Chiang Mai temples and mountains are undeniably impressive, they aren’t all the city has to offer. Rich in both culture and nature, Thailand’s northern capital has something for everyone. Here is the list of what to do in Chiang Mai curated by the locals. Read more

What to Do in Bangkok: 5 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

Cooking Pad Thai with local grandma at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market in Bangkok

Cooking Pad Thai with local grandma at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market in Bangkok, What to Do in Bangkok

What to Do in Bangkok: 5 Insider’s Tips by Local Experts

Named the world’s most popular city for two consecutive years, many travelers have been to and know what to do in Bangkok. The capital of Thailand is indeed a heaven for travelers, brimming with stunningly elaborate temples, mouthwatering street food and shopping venues; catering to all tastes and budget levels. But Bangkok has so much more to offer. To see all of the city, follow this list of what to do in Bangkok handpicked by the locals. Read more